Adipose Tissue Biology

  • Michael E. Symonds

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Caroline M. Pond
    Pages 1-59
  3. José María Moreno-Navarrete, José Manuel Fernández-Real
    Pages 69-90
  4. Martin Klingenspor, Andrea Bast, Florian Bolze, Yongguo Li, Stefanie Maurer, Sabine Schweizer et al.
    Pages 91-147
  5. Stephane Gesta, C. Ronald Kahn
    Pages 149-199
  6. Elise Dalmas, Joan Tordjman, Michèle Guerre-Millo, Karine Clément
    Pages 229-255
  7. Mohamed Fouad Mansour, Chon-Wai Jeremy Chan, Sofia Laforest, Alain Veilleux, André Tchernof
    Pages 257-300
  8. Wouter D. van Marken Lichtenbelt, Emmani B. M. Nascimento
    Pages 301-317
  9. María A. Zulet, María J. Moreno-Aliaga, J. Alfredo Martínez
    Pages 319-382
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 457-460

About this book


The past decade has seen an exponential increase in our knowledge and understanding of adipose tissue biology. This has coincided with the continued rise in obesity across all generations. Clearly despite substantial advances in research into adipose tissue this still has had limited impact on the on-going obesity epidemic across a majority of countries in the world. This book brings together many leading experts in the field to provide an up to date and comprehensive review of the key aspects of adipose tissue. It therefore includes chapters on evolution, development and inflammation together with a detailed review of brown and beige adipose tissue biology and their potential significance in preventing or combating obesity. These chapters are complemented by those on genetics and gender influences, together with nutrition through the life cycle. Ultimately the book provides an overview of the complexities of adipose tissue biology and the continuing challenge to combat obesity in the 21st century.


Brown and white adipose tissue Energy balance Obesity Development Nutrition Genes and environment

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael E. Symonds
    • 1
  1. 1.Academic Division of Child HealthThe School of Medicine, The University Hospital, Queen’s Medical CentreNottinghamUnited Kingdom

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