TY - CHAP A1 - Bruce M. King ED1 - Jan Oxholm Gordeladze Y1 - 2017-03-15 PY - 2017 T1 - The Brain, the Environment, and Human Obesity: An Evolutionary Perspective on the Difficulty with Maintaining Long-Term Weight Loss N2 - This book is the first in a series of two, featuring the Adiposity - Epidemiology and Treatment Modalities, serving as a summary of the traditional views on how the organ systems are affected when higher organs start to suffer from enhanced body weight, where most of this additional weight consists of white adipose tissue (WAT). The understanding of the "epidemiology" of obesity will consequently enable clinicians and researchers to better understand the untoward "trends" of "metabolic aberrations" from a well-organized and health-bringing homeostasis, with fully responding WAT and BAT, thus enabling a balance between fat-producing and fat-metabolizing tissues for the benefit of the various organ systems taking care of the fat and carbohydrate metabolism, normally yielding a balanced energy turnover, ensuring "healthy" cell phenotypes, which optimally coordinate the energy metabolism in a well-functioning organism throughout a lifetime. BT - Adiposity SP - Ch. 5 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/64989 DO - 10.5772/64989 SN - 978-953-51-2996-7 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-08-01 ER -