Adipose tissue gene expression in the context of inflammation and obesity

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Obesity is among the most common diseases facing physicians. It is a major cause of premature mortality, with enormous economic impact on our society. A recent study estimated the annual cost of obesity in the U.S. as $93 billion per year, or 9.1% of all healthcare dollars, of which about half is paid by federal dollars.1 As frightening as these numbers are, they are based on 1998 data on the prevalence of obesity, and recent studies have indicated that the obesity epidemic has continued unabated,2 and the percent of adults with BMI >30 kg/m2 has increased from 18.3% to 22.5% in the 4 years from 1998 to 2002 (CDC, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhytochemicals
Subtitle of host publicationNutrient-Gene Interactions
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781420005905
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

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  • Medicine (all)
  • Engineering (all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (all)
  • Chemistry (all)


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