Aetiology of Human Obesity

John R. Speakman*, David A. Levitsky

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationObesity
Subtitle of host publicationScience to Practice
EditorsGareth Williams, Gema Frühbeck
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)9780470019115
Publication statusPublished - 28 Apr 2009


  • Aetiology of human obesity
  • Dietary variety -increases food consumption
  • Glucocorticoids -cause weight gain
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Individual susceptibility to obesity
  • Leptin gene (LEP)
  • Lifestyle-related obesity
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Supraphysiological leptin levels

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