Search for dissertations about: "obesity"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 814 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; Helgi Schiöth; Ingrid Dahlman; [2013]

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

    University dissertation from Upssala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Anders Gummesson; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2009]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; 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

  3. 3. Environmental Contaminants and Obesity

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Monika Rönn; P. Monica Lind; Lars Lind; Jan Örberg; Merete Eggesbø; [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

  4. 4. Testing Pills, Enacting Obesity The work of localizing tools in a clinical trial

    University dissertation from Linköping : Linköping University Electronic Press

    Author : Petra Jonvallen; Boel Berner; Claes-Fredrik Helgesson; [2005]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Invisible work; contract research organisation; standardization; articulation work; production tasks; enactment; evidence based medicine; clinical trials; clinical research protocol; rationalizing tools; obesity; pharmaceutical production; clinical practice; medicalisation; Övervikt; klinisk prövning; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS Technology and social change; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN Teknik och social förändring;

    Abstract : This study examines tools and practices involved in a large scale and multi-sited clinical trial of a potential drug against obesity. Two tools are in focus: a clinical research protocol and a computer control system. READ MORE

  5. 5. Trends in obesity and type 2 diabetes ethnic aspects and links to adipokines

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå University

    Author : Mikael Lilja; Stefan Söderberg; Olov Rolandsson; Mats Eliasson; Kurt Svärdsudd; [2011]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Type 2 diabetes; leptin; adiponectin; obesity; abdominal obesity; epidemiology; ethnicity; fasting glucose; post-load glucose; Family Medicine; allmänmedicin;

    Abstract : Objective The prevalence of obesity and related diseases such as type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is increasing worldwide, and the Asian Indian population seems to be particularly susceptible to developing T2DM, even at a low body mass index (BMI). In Sweden, the age-adjusted prevalence of diabetes has not increased despite increasing self-reported obesity. READ MORE