Physiology in Health and Disease

Parental Obesity: Intergenerational Programming and Consequences

Editors: Green, Lucy R., Hester, Robert L. (Eds.)

  • ​Casts new light on the mechanisms, potential targets of future interventions, and the challenges that must be overcome to break the intergenerational cycle of obesity 
  • Offers a valuable source of information for students, clinicians, researchers and health policy makers 
  • All chapters were written by leading scientists, clinicians and policy makers in this field
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In this book, leading figures in the field of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease provide up-to-date information from human clinical trials, cohorts, and animal physiology experiments to reveal the interdependence between parental obesity and health of the offspring. Obesity of the mother and father produces obesity in their offspring, so we are caught up in an intergenerational cycle, which means that even our children’s future health is in peril. This book gives a timely and much-needed synthesis of the mechanisms, potential targets of future interventions, and the challenges that need to be overcome in order to break the intergenerational cycle of obesity. This has profound implications for the way in which scientific, clinical and health policy activities are to be directed in order to combat the so-called epidemic of obesity, as well as diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. The book will be of interest to students, clinicians, researchers and health policy makers who are either seeking an introduction to the area of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease or have a specific interest in the pathogenesis of obesity.






Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Why Obesity in Parents Matters

    Hanson, Mark

    Pages 1-9

  • Maternal Obesity During Pregnancy and Cardiometabolic Development in the Offspring

    Gaillard, Romy, PhD (et al.)

    Pages 11-32

  • Maternal Obesity and Gestational Weight Gain as Determinants of Long-Term Health

    Patel, Nashita (et al.)

    Pages 33-56

  • Young Maternal Age, Body Composition and Gestational Intake Impact Pregnancy Outcome: Translational Perspectives

    Wallace, Jacqueline

    Pages 57-80

  • Maternal Obesity and Programming of the Early Embryo

    Eckert, J. J. (et al.)

    Pages 81-103

Buy this book

eBook $169.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-6386-7
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Hardcover $219.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-6384-3
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $219.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-8183-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Parental Obesity: Intergenerational Programming and Consequences
Editors
  • Lucy R. Green
  • Robert L. Hester
Series Title
Physiology in Health and Disease
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
The American Physiological Society
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-6386-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-6386-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-6384-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-8183-0
Series ISSN
2625-252X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 389
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
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