Search for dissertations about: "Body Weight: physiology"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 60 swedish dissertations containing the words Body Weight: physiology.

  1. 1. Reward-related genes and alcohol dependence

    Author : Sara Landgren; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2010]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; alcohol; dependence; reward; smoking; body weight; gene; polymorphism; nAChR; ghrelin; GHS-R1A;

    Abstract : Introduction: The rewarding properties of alcohol are mediated by the brain reward systems, specifically by the cholinergic-dopaminergic reward link, involving both nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) as well as the ghrelin signalling system. The susceptibility for developing alcohol dependence is influenced by genetic factors. READ MORE

  2. 2. Anthropometry in the elderly. Population studies on longitudinal changes, secular trends and risk for morbidity and mortality

    University dissertation from Göteborg

    Author : Debashish Kumar Dey; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2001]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Anthropometry; height; body weight; body mass index; waist circumference; longitudinal changes; ageing; secular trends; stroke; morbidity; mortality; elderly;

    Abstract : The aims of this thesis were to a) describe longitudinal changes in height and body weight (BW) between the ages 70 and 95y; b) describe secular trends in height and BW of 70-year-olds and their relation to social and lifestyle factors; c) investigate waist circumference (WC) and body mass index (BMI) at age 70 as risk for stroke during a 15-y follow-up; and, d) examine the relationship between 1) BMI at age 70 and 15-y all- cause mortality, 2) the percentage of weight change from age 70 to 75 and subsequent 5- and 10-y mortality. The studies were performed within the framework of the gerontological and geriatric population studies in Göteborg, Sweden-the H70 studies. READ MORE

  3. 3. Allopregnanolone effects on food intake and weight gain

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå universitet

    Author : Ellinor Holmberg; Umeå universitet.; [2015]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; allopregnanolone; neurosteroid; GABA; GABAA receptor; food intake; weight gain; obesity; hyperphagia; diurnal rhythm; schedule feeding; high fat diet; electrophysiology; obstetrik och gynekologi; Obstetrics and Gynaecology;

    Abstract : Background Obesity is currently one of the major causes of ill health and it is clear that overeatingis the cause of obesity. However, the actions of many endogenous factors that contribute to overeating are still not well understood. READ MORE

  4. 4. Metabolic Significance of Systemic DHA Deficiency

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Molecular Biosciences, The Wenner-Gren Institute, Stockholm University

    Author : Anna Maria Pauter; Anders Jacobsson; Bernadette Delplanque; [2016]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Physiology; fysiologi;

    Abstract : Fatty acid composition in the body displays a high level of heterogeneity and can rapidly respond to changes in diet regime or to starvation. Homeostasis of the level of certain fatty acids is an important factor for maintenance of structural integrity as well as for proper signaling within the organism. READ MORE

  5. 5. Central actions of glucagon-like peptide-1 on food intake and reward: Novel neurological targets and sex divergent effects

    University dissertation from Göteborgs universitet

    Author : Jennifer E. Richard; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2019]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Glucagon-like peptide-1; Food reward; Food intake; GLP-1; Sex differences;

    Abstract : Obesity is one of the biggest health risks of our society; however, treatment options are sparse and often result in suboptimal weight-loss. The glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor (GLP-1R) agonist liraglutide was recently approved for treatment of obesity in the US. READ MORE