Epidemiological studies have identified obesity as a risk factor for numerous chronic diseases such as adult onset diabetes, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia. In both humans and laboratory animals, high-fat diets have been shown to cause obesity. Increases in dietary fat lead to increased energy consumption and, consequently, significant increases in body fat content.
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- Partial requirement for: M.S., Arizona State University, 2018Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 53-62)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Obesity prevention and management