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Published online: 2013-04-30
Submitted: 2013-05-14
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Pathomechanisms of the development of obesity in some endocrinopathies — an overview

Małgorzata Pujanek, Agata Bronisz, Piotr Małecki, Roman Junik
Endokrynologia Polska 2013;64(2):150-155.

open access

Vol 64, No 2 (2013)
Review article
Published online: 2013-04-30
Submitted: 2013-05-14

Abstract

Obesity is a disease in which the excess of accumulated body fat has an adverse effect on health and consequently leads to a reduced life expectancy. It is a typical ‘disease of civilisation’, and is a serious public health problem because of a significant increase in its prevalance. It is also a common symptom in a variety of endocrine disorders, but the factors responsible for the development of obesity in endocrinopathies have not been clearly identified. It is not known whether a common factor responsible for the development of obesity occurs in a number of endocrine diseases. On the other hand, adipose tissue is an important endocrine organ producing biologically active substances with local or systemic action that can lead to severe disorders of the endocrine system. This study presents data on the mechanisms of the development of obesity in the thyroid diseases, polycystic ovary syndrome, hypercortisolism and pituitary insufficiency. (Endokrynol Pol 2013; 64 (2): 150–155)

Abstract

Obesity is a disease in which the excess of accumulated body fat has an adverse effect on health and consequently leads to a reduced life expectancy. It is a typical ‘disease of civilisation’, and is a serious public health problem because of a significant increase in its prevalance. It is also a common symptom in a variety of endocrine disorders, but the factors responsible for the development of obesity in endocrinopathies have not been clearly identified. It is not known whether a common factor responsible for the development of obesity occurs in a number of endocrine diseases. On the other hand, adipose tissue is an important endocrine organ producing biologically active substances with local or systemic action that can lead to severe disorders of the endocrine system. This study presents data on the mechanisms of the development of obesity in the thyroid diseases, polycystic ovary syndrome, hypercortisolism and pituitary insufficiency. (Endokrynol Pol 2013; 64 (2): 150–155)
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Keywords

obesity; adipokines; endocrinopathies

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Title

Pathomechanisms of the development of obesity in some endocrinopathies — an overview

Journal

Endokrynologia Polska

Issue

Vol 64, No 2 (2013)

Pages

150-155

Published online

2013-04-30

Bibliographic record

Endokrynologia Polska 2013;64(2):150-155.

Keywords

obesity
adipokines
endocrinopathies

Authors

Małgorzata Pujanek
Agata Bronisz
Piotr Małecki
Roman Junik

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