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Human obesity. Studies of treatment, leptin and the metabolic syndrome


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Title: Human obesity. Studies of treatment, leptin and the metabolic syndrome
Authors: Torgerson, Jarl S:son 1960-
Issue Date: 1999
University: Göteborgs universitet/University of Gothenburg
Institution: Department of Medicine
Avdelningen för allmän internmedicin
Date of Defence: 1999-12-03
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Obesity
VLCD
leptin
starvation response
the metabolic syndrome
visceral adipose tissue
liver
mental distress
structural equation modelling
Abstract: Aims: To evaluate very low calorie diets (VLCD) in obesity treatment and elucidate leptin's role in the response to severe caloric restriction. To analyse relations between metabolic variables, body composition and liver tests and the interplay between mental distress, socio-demographic variables and cardiovascular risk factors in obesity. Methods: 113 obese were randomised to two years of hypocaloric diet, with or without initial VLCD. 121 obese were randomised to three different initial 16 wee... more
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/14657
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