Obesity Wars Molecular Progress Confronts an Expanding Epidemic

  title={Obesity Wars Molecular Progress Confronts an Expanding Epidemic},
  author={J. Flier},
  • J. Flier
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Cell
  • The worldwide prevalence of obesity is increasing at an alarming rate, with major adverse consequences for human health. This "obesity epidemic" is paralleled by a rapid and substantive increase in our understanding of molecular pathways and physiologic systems underlying the regulation of energy balance. While efforts to address the environmental factors that are responsible for the recent "epidemic" must continue, new molecular and physiologic insights into this system offer exciting… CONTINUE READING
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