The physiopathology of obesity

  • John Marks
  • Alan Howard


In its simplest form obesity, consisting of the increase in the number of fat cells and the quantity of neutral fats that they contain, represents an intake of food in excess of the body energy needs (Figure 1).


Lean Body Mass Basal Metabolic Rate Thermogenic Response Additional Calorie High Basal Metabolic Rate 
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© MTP Press Limited 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Marks
    • 1
  • Alan Howard
    • 2
  1. 1.Medical StudiesGirton CollegeCambridgeUK
  2. 2.Department of MedicineUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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