Search for dissertations about: "obesity"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 422 swedish dissertations containing the word obesity.

  1. 1. Obesity Genetics : Functional Aspects of Four Genetic Loci Associated with Obesity and Body Mass

    University dissertation from Upssala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Mathias Rask-Andersen; Uppsala universitet.; [2013]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES;

    Abstract : Obesity is a complex disorder which has reached epidemic proportions in many parts of the world. Twin studies have demonstrated a high heritability for obesity. The subsequent appli-cation of genome wide association studies (GWAS) in the last decade have identified at least 32 genetic loci associated with body mass and obesity. READ MORE

  2. 2. Adipose tissue gene expression & candidate genes for obesity

    University dissertation from Dept of Clinical Sciences Malmö

    Author : Lovisa Johansson; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [2008]
    Keywords : Obesity; Insulin resistance; Adipose tissue; Adiponutrin; PNPLA; PPARGC1A; Gene expression; Case-control association study; Microarray; Genotyping; Population-based study; MEDICIN; MEDICINE;

    Abstract : Obesity results from an interaction between genetic and environmental factors and is a growing health problem associated with development of insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. This thesis has focused on investigating the genetic contribution in obesity and insulin resistance by both candidate and global gene approaches with focus on the adipose tissue. READ MORE

  3. 3. Pathogenesis of Obesity and Effects of Treatment. Clinical and Molecular Studies on Body Fat, Energy Balance, and Weight Loss.

    University dissertation from Dept of Clinical Sciences Malmö

    Author : Anders Gummesson; Göteborgs universitet.; University of Gothenburg.; [2009]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN; MEDICINE; Obesity; Adipose tissue; Obesity treatment; Energy balance; Visceral obesity; Weight loss; Cancer; Human studies;

    Abstract : Obesity is common and related to many health problems including various forms of cancer. The condition arises from the imbalance between food intake and energy expenditure, and is strongly influenced by genetic factors. READ MORE

  4. 4. Obesity and Increased Susceptibility : Role of FTO and MGAT1 Genetic Variants

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Josefin A Jacobsson; Uppsala universitet.; [2011]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Obesity; BMI; SNP; haplotype; association study; FTO; MGAT1; MEDICINE Physiology and pharmacology Pharmacological research Pharmacology; MEDICIN Fysiologi och farmakologi Farmakologisk forskning Farmakologi; Farmakologi; Pharmacology;

    Abstract : Obesity is a complex and a highly individualized disease and the molecular mechanisms behind this disorder need to be better elucidated. Identification of genes and genetic variants that are involved provide opportunities to establish a genetic understanding of the disease. READ MORE

  5. 5. Environmental Contaminants and Obesity

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Monika Rönn; Uppsala universitet.; [2013]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Fischer 344; rat; obesity; adipose tissue; persistent organic pollutants; POPs; bisphenol A; BPA; pesticides; dioxin; PCB; DDT; apo A-I; adiponectin; leptin; ghrelin;

    Abstract : Obesity is a worldwide problem affecting both children and adults. Genetic, physiological, environmental, psychological, social and economic factors interact in varying degrees, influencing body weight and fat distribution and the progress of obesity. READ MORE