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Title Insulin resistance : childhood precursors and adult disease / Philip S. Zeitler, Kristen J. Nadeau, editors
Published Totowa, NJ : Humana, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 331 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Series Contemporary endocrinology
Contemporary endocrinology (Totowa, N.J.)
Contents The metabolic syndrome: definitions, controversies, and clinical utility / Lewis W Johnson, Ruth S Weinstock -- Epidemiology of the Metabolic syndrome and related disorders in children and adolescents / Jennifer L Foltz, Stephen R Cook -- Metabolic syndrome in children and adolescents worldwide / Orit Pinhas-Hamiel -- Maternal-fetal contributors to the insulin resistance syndrome in youth / Dana Dabelea -- Early childhood contributions to insulin resistance / David B Dunger, Burak Salgin, Ken K Ong -- Molecular Mechanisms of insulin resistance / Boris Draznin -- Techniques used to assess insulin action / Michael J Pagliassotti, Kyle T. Pfaffenbach, Tracy J. Horton -- Adiposity is the enemy: body composition and insulin sensitivity / J Higgins, William T Donahoo -- Ectopic fat deposition: adiponectin and insulin resistance in obese adolescents / Anna M.G. Cali, Sonia Caprio -- Mediators of insulin resistance / Rocio Periera, David Maahs -- Insulin resistance and the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease / Ramzi Ajjan, Mark T Kearney, Peter T Grant -- Insulin Resistance and Cardiovascular disease / Cecilia C Low Wang -- The liver and insulin resistance: the important convergence of endocrinology and hepatology / Charissa Y Chang, Kerry Whitt, Zhenqi Liu, Stephen H Caldwell -- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and metabolic syndrome / Marie-Helene. Pesant, Jean-Patrice Baillargeon -- Effects of Exercise in Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes: A Central Role for Insulin Sensitivity / Irene E Schauer, Judith. G. Regensteiner, Jane E.B. Reusch -- Weight loss medications and the metabolic syndrome / Linda Buckley, Daniel Bessessen
Summary Features the status of the understanding of insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome in children and adults. This book focuses on childhood precursors of the disorder (fetal, perinatal, and childhood factors) since this is an area of great promise for prevention of expansion of the epidemic
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Insulin resistance.
Insulin Resistance.
Form Electronic book
Author Nadeau, Kristen J.
Zeitler, Philip Scott, 1957-
ISBN 1588298752 (hbk.)
9781588298751 (hbk.)