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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: IMPACT OF EARLY DIETARY FACTORS ON CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND HEALTH Title: The toxic effects of calories

item Ronis, Martin -
item Shankar, Kartik -
item Badger, Thomas

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: January 15, 2013
Publication Date: April 15, 2013
Citation: Ronis, M.J., Shankar, K., Badger, T.M. 2013. The toxic effects of calories. In: Klaaseen, C., editor. Casarett & Doull's Toxicology, Chapter 27, 8th Edition. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. p. 1169-1186.

Technical Abstract: This is a new chapter in the Graduate School textbook "Cassarett & Doull's Toxicology". It is intended as a teaching text for graduate students in toxicology departments and programs and for the examination for professional certification as a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology (D.A.B.T.). The chapter covers the biology of food digestion and energetics; ways to assess food intake, body composition, and energy expenditure. In addition it covers the pathobiology of energy storage after overeating. This includes the biochemistry of fat and carbohydrate metabolism and storage as fat; adaptation of fat to excess caloric intake; development of ectopic fat deposition; metabolic syndrome and type II diabetes. The text describes the effects of obesity on drug pharmacokinetics and metabolism; lifestyle modification, drug theraputic and surgical approaches to weight loss, and societal and legal aspects of the obesity epidemic.

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