Energy Metabolism and Obesity

  • James O. Hill
Part of the Contemporary Biomedicine book series (CB, volume 15)


Obesity, a risk factor for noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM), cardiovascular disease (CVD), and some types of cancer (1), is increasing in the US population at an alarming rate. The recent National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III (NHANES III), taken from 1988–1991, shows that the prevalence of obesity among US adults is currently about 33% (2). This compares to 25% seen in the previous NHANES II survey, taken from 1976–1980. This survey shows that children as well as adults are getting heavier (2,3).


Physical Activity Energy Intake Rest Metabolic Rate Total Energy Intake Nutrient Balance 
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