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Pathophysiology of Obesity-Induced Health Complications

  • Paramjit S. Tappia
  • Bram Ramjiawan
  • Naranjan S. Dhalla

Part of the Advances in Biochemistry in Health and Disease book series (ABHD, volume 19)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. General Aspects of Obesity and Health Complications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Paramjit S. Tappia, Danielle Defries
      Pages 3-22
    3. Shalini Behl, Jaipaul Singh
      Pages 23-41
    4. Isabella So, Hariom Yadav
      Pages 43-56
  3. Metabolic Disturbances and Inflammation Due to Obesity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Patience Oluchukwu Obi, Benjamin Bydak, Adeel Safdar, Ayesha Saleem
      Pages 59-80
    3. Gaurav Gupta, Ridhima Wadhwa, Parijat Pandey, Sachin Kumar Singh, Monica Gulati, Saurabh Sajita et al.
      Pages 81-97
    4. Vera Francisco, Clara Ruiz-Fernández, Jesús Pino, Antonio Mera, Miguel Angel Gonzalez-Gay, Francisca Lago et al.
      Pages 99-115
    5. David A. Hart, Walter Herzog, Jaqueline L. Rios, Raylene A. Reimer, Kelsey H. Collins
      Pages 117-133
  4. Neurological and Visceral Complications Due to Obesity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Yaqoot Fatima, Abdullah Al Mamun, Timothy Skinner
      Pages 155-167
    3. Santosh Kumar, Sreyoshi F. Alam, Paul K. Ganguly
      Pages 181-192
    4. Praveen Murlidharan, Sreelekshmi Kamaladevan, Satish Balan, Chandrasekharan C. Kartha
      Pages 193-216
    5. Long T. Nguyen, Carol A. Pollock, Sonia Saad
      Pages 241-254
    6. V. S. Jayalekshmi, Surya Ramachandran
      Pages 255-268
  5. Strategies for the Prevention of Obesity-Induced Complications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269

About this book


According to the World Health Organization, the epidemic of global obesity has nearly tripled since 1975. In 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults were overweight, over 650 million of which were obese. Being overweight and obese has been linked to a  number of non-communicable, chronic diseases. Pathophysiology of Obesity-Induced Health Complications is a compilation of review articles dedicated to describe co-morbidities associated with obesity. 

The wide range that is covered is of significant interest to basic research scientists, clinicians and graduate students who are engaged in studying obesity-induced health complications. Furthermore, this book highlights the potential of novel approaches for the prevention and treatment of obesity and its related illnesses. 

Nineteen articles in this book are organized in four sections that are designed to provide an overview of obesity-induced health complications. The first section serves as an introductory section on the prevalence, causes, consequences, treatments and preventive approaches for obesity. Section two covers the metabolic disturbances and inflammation due to obesity. The third section is focused on neurological and visceral complications as a consequence of obesity. The final section covers strategies for the prevention of obesity-induced complications. The book illustrates that obesity can result in a diverse range of pathophysiological conditions that adversely affect health.



Editors and affiliations

  • Paramjit S. Tappia
    • 1
  • Bram Ramjiawan
    • 2
  • Naranjan S. Dhalla
    • 3
  1. 1.Asper Clinical Research Institute and Office of Clinical ResearchSt. Boniface HospitalWinnipegCanada
  2. 2.Asper Clinical Research Institute and Office of Clinical ResearchSt. Boniface HospitalWinnipegCanada
  3. 3.Institute of Cardiovascular SciencesSt. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research CentreWinnipegCanada

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Pathophysiology of Obesity-Induced Health Complications
  • Editors Paramjit S. Tappia
    Bram Ramjiawan
    Naranjan S. Dhalla
  • Series Title Advances in Biochemistry in Health and Disease
  • Series Abbreviated Title Biochemistry
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-35357-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-35360-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-35358-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 345
  • Number of Illustrations 9 b/w illustrations, 31 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Human Physiology
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