Obesity — Genetics, Pathogenesis, Therapy

  • William C. Hsu
  • Christos S. Mantzoros


The prevalence of obesity is increasing at alarming rates across all sociodemographic groups in industrialized and developing nations alike. Obesity poses a tremendous clinical challenge, as it contributes to significant morbidity and mortality and carries a staggering economic cost. In this chapter, we examine the current understanding of the epidemiology, etiology, pathophysiology and treatment of obesity.


Body Mass Index Bariatric Surgery Gastric Bypass Eating Disorder Gall Bladder Cancer 
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  • William C. Hsu
  • Christos S. Mantzoros

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