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ea0028s9.2 | Developmental programming of endocrine disease | SFEBES2012

Neuroendocrine programming of obesity

Bouret Sebastien

The incidence of obesity is increasing at an alarming rate and this worldwide epidemic represents an ominous predictor of increases in diseases such as type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Epidemiological and animals studies suggest that alteration of the metabolic and hormonal environment during critical periods of development is associated with increased risks for obesity, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes in later life. There is general recognition that the developing br...