TITLE

Causes and science

AUTHOR(S)
Haslam, David; Wittert, Gary
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Fast Facts: Obesity;2009, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
Chapter 3 of the book "Fast Facts: Obesity" is presented. It is explained that the central nervous system (CNS) plays a significant role in the physiological regulation of energy balance and body fat mass. The three components of total energy expenditure (TEE) are explored including basal metabolic rate (BMR), physical activity level (PAL) and the thermic effect of food (TEF). The susceptibility to weight-related complications in various life stages like childhood and midlife is also discussed.
ACCESSION #
50410486

 

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