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The omics of obsesity


Henstridge, D and Bozaoglu, K, The omics of obsesity, Adiposity: Omics and molecular understanding, InTech, JO Gordeladze (ed), Rijeka, Croatia, pp. 23-48. ISBN 978-953-51-2997-4 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]


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Copyright 2017 The Authors. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)

DOI: doi:10.5772/65942


Obesity is a complex multi‐faceted disease affecting billions of people worldwide. Traditionally, obesity was thought to be a consequence of having access to energy dense food and busy lifestyles that do not factor in sufficient physical activity. Although diet and exercise play a major role in obesity development, these are not the only contributors. It is widely accepted that genetic and epigenetic factors also play a major role in obesity development and these in turn affect the lipidome, metabolome and proteome. With new technological advances, it is now possible to delve into these specific areas to further understand the mechanisms involved in obesity development. These technologies are collectively termed "omics" technologies, and this chapter will summarise the recent advances in obesity and metabolism research and describe new technologies that have been used to identify mechanisms that play a major role in the development of obesity. In particular, we will examine the different omics platforms that are available and have been used to study obesity. Collectively, these studies will be fundamental in identifying new and effective treatment strategies.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:diabetes, obesity, insulin resistance, omics, genomics, lipidomics, proteomis, metabolomics
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Biochemistry and cell biology
Research Field:Cell metabolism
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Henstridge, D (Mr Darren Henstridge)
ID Code:133376
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2019-06-24
Last Modified:2019-08-01
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