|Formatted Contents Note:
|| Global trends in obesity / B.M. Popkin -- Nutrient-gene interactions contributing to the development of obesity / C. Verdich, K. Clément and T. Sorensen -- Energy metabolism and obesity / A. Astrup -- Physical activity and obesity / K.R. Westerterp -- Childhood obesity, nutrition and metabolic health -- M. Goran [and others] -- The psychology of overeating / C.P. Herman, J. Polivy and T. Leone -- Sensory responses, food intake and obesity / C. de Graaf -- Portion size and food intake / B. Rolls, J. Ello-Martin and J. Ledikwe -- Energy density and weight control / S. Whybrow, N. Mazlan and R.J. Stubbs -- Dietary fat and weight control / M. Noakes -- Carbohydrates, glycemic responses and weight control / K. Teff -- Protein intake and weight control / P. Clifton -- Alcohol, energy balance and obesity / R.D. Mattes -- The use of fat replacers for weight loss and control / J. Miller Jones and S. Jonnalagadda -- Intense sweeteners and sugar replacers in the regulation of food intake and body weight / R. Abou Samra and G. Harvey Anderson -- Dietary fibre and weight control / K. Ryttig -- Consumer determinants and intervention strategies for obesity prevention / H.C.M. van Trijp, J. Brug and R. van der Maas -- Fat oxidation, appetite and weight control / M. Leonhardt and W. Langhans -- The use of very-low-calorie diets (VLCDs) and meal replacements for weight control / J.W. Anderson and E.C. Konz -- The effectiveness of popular diets : an overview / H. Raynor and R. Wing -- Calcium and obesity / S.I. Barr -- Community-based approaches to prevent obesity / C. Bell -- Behavioural and metabolic targets for the prevention and control of obesity / M S. Westerterp-Plantenga -- A commercial R & D perspective on weight control foods and ingredients / D.J. Mela.
|| Obesity is a global epidemic, with large proportions of adults and children overweight or obese in many developed and developing countries. As a result, there is an unprecedented level of interest and research in the complex interactions between our genetic susceptibility, diet and lifestyle in determining individual risk of obesity. With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, this collection sums up the key themes in weight control research, focusing on their implications and applications for food product development and consumers.