This chapter will outline the role of appetite- and obesity-related hormones, including ghrelin, peptide YY, glucagon-like peptide 1, cholecystokinin and leptin, in the development, maintenance and co-morbidities of obesity. The focus will be on literature from clinical studies in obese and normal-weight adult humans, but the smaller number of studies in children will also be reviewed. New evidence from genetic and fMRI studies of appetite and obesity will also be briefly described, and directions for future research will be discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Pathways to Obesity and Main Roads to Recovery|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|Number of pages||37|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2011|
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