[Natural history of obesity].

Abstract

Obesity is a chronic disease. At the initial phase, behavioral and environmental factors play a key role in the constitution of adipose tissue excess. Progressively biological alterations of adipose tissue metabolism lead to some degree of irreversibility of the disease and contribute to the development of its metabolic and cardio-vascular complications. 

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@article{Basdevant2003NaturalHO, title={[Natural history of obesity].}, author={Arnaud Basdevant}, journal={Bulletin de l'Academie nationale de medecine}, year={2003}, volume={187 7}, pages={1343-52; discussion 1352-5} }