New Frontiers in Lifestyle-Related Diseases

  • Akira Miyazaki
  • Michio Imawari

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. Regulation of Feeding and Energy Homeostasis in the Brain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hiroshi Nagasaki, Yanling Xu, Yumiko Saito, Olivier Civelli
      Pages 3-19
    3. Masamitsu Nakazato, Hiroaki Ueno
      Pages 21-28
    4. Fumiko Takenoya, Haruaki Kageyama, Seiji Shioda
      Pages 29-38
    5. Haruaki Kageyama, Koji Toshinai, Yukari Date, Masamitsu Nakazato, Fumiko Takenoya, Seiji Shioda
      Pages 39-45
    6. Seiji Shioda, Haruaki Kageyama, Fumiko Takenoya, Yukari Date, Masamitsu Nakazato, Toshimasa Osaka et al.
      Pages 47-53
  3. Lipid Metabolism and Atherosclerosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Hiroyuki Itabe, Yutaka Masuda, Naoko Sasabe, Keiko Kitazato, Hiroyuki Arai, Tatsuya Takano
      Pages 81-88
  4. Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Christopher P. O’Donnell
      Pages 99-105
    3. Kenji Minoguchi
      Pages 107-114
    4. Shinji Koba, Tsutomu Hirano, Yuuya Yokota, Fumiyoshi Tsunoda, Yoshihisa Ban, Takayuki Sato et al.
      Pages 115-123
    5. Michihiko Usui, Reiko Suda, Yasushi Miyazawa, Makoto Kobayashi, Yoshimasa Okamatsu, Hisashi Takiguchi et al.
      Pages 125-131
  5. Poster Sessions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Katsuhiko Takahashi, Kiyoe Shimazaki, Takashi Obama, Rina Kato, Hiroyuki Itabe, Hirotada Akiyama et al.
      Pages 135-138
    3. Rina Kato, Chihiro Mori, Keiko Kitasato, Katsuhiko Takahashi, Satoru Arata, Takashi Obama et al.
      Pages 139-142
    4. Yuuya Yokota, Shinji Koba, Fumiyoshi Tsunoda, Yoshihisa Ban, Takayuki Sato, Makoto Shoji et al.
      Pages 147-153
    5. Shigeki Hongo, Takuya Watanabe, Keiko Takahashi, Akira Miyazaki
      Pages 155-158
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 159-160

About these proceedings


It is my great pleasure to publish New Frontiers in Lifestyle-Related Dis­ eases, the proceedings of the Showa University International Symposium for Life Sciences, 3rd Annual Meeting, held at Showa University on Sep­ tember 13, 2006. This symposium was supported, in part, by Grants for the Promotion of the Advancement of Education and Research in Graduate Schools and Ordinary Expenses for Private Schools from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology of Japan. On behalf of Showa University, I would like to express my deepest thanks to all the authors and editors for their great contribution to the publication of this memorable book that accelerates research activity in lifestyle-related diseases. Akiyoshi Hosoyamada, M.D., Ph.D. President, Showa University Tokyo, Japan September 2007 v Preface The leading cause of death in Western countries and some developing countries is atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases. Among them, acute myocardial infarction is the most common type of fatal disease, caused by the progression of atherosclerosis characterized by accumulation of choles­ terol in vascular walls. Development of atherosclerosis is greatly enhanced by major risk factors for cardiovascular diseases such as obesity, hyperlip­ idemia, diabetes (hyperglycemia), and hypertension. Among those, obesity frequently initiates a metabolic change that subsequently induces hyperlip­ idemia, diabetes, hypertension, and eventually atherosclerotic cardiovascu­ lar diseases. Because obesity and its related disorders largely depend on lifestyle factors such as high calorie intake and low physical activity, a series of disorders are termed lifestyle-related diseases.


Atherosclerosis Coronary Heart Disease Diabetes Lifestyle-Related Diseases Lipid Metabolism Risk Factor homeostasis

Editors and affiliations

  • Akira Miyazaki
    • 1
  • Michio Imawari
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryShowa University School of MedicineTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Second Department of Internal MedicineShowa University School of MedicineTokyoJapan

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  • Copyright Information Springer Japan 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
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  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-76427-4
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-76428-1
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