Metabolic and Hormonal Predictors of Obesity
This chapter reviews epidemiologic studies on metabolic and hormonal predictors of obesity. It focuses primarily on prospective cohort studies, first discussing metabolic predictors, including resting metabolic rate (RMR), respiratory quotient (RQ), and insulin sensitivity, and then examining studies of hormonal predictors (such as ghrelin, leptin, and adiponectin) of obesity. For inflammatory cytokines, the chapter reviews recent prospective studies on C-reactive protein (CRP) and fibrinogen. Finally, it discusses the relationship between the stress hormone cortisol and adiposity.
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