Feline obesity: causes, consequences and management

Martin, Gregory and Rand, Jacquie S. (2004). Feline obesity: causes, consequences and management. In: The 29th Congress of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association Proceedings Online. 29th World Small Animal Veterinary Congress, Rhondes, Greece, (382-384). 6-9 October 2004.


Author Martin, Gregory
Rand, Jacquie S.
Title of paper Feline obesity: causes, consequences and management
Conference name 29th World Small Animal Veterinary Congress
Conference location Rhondes, Greece
Conference dates 6-9 October 2004
Proceedings title The 29th Congress of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association Proceedings Online
Place of Publication Greece
Publisher World Small Animal Veterinary Association
Publication Year 2004
Sub-type Fully published paper
Start page 382
End page 384
Total pages 3
Collection year 2004
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Regulation of food intake and body weight involves a complex balance between long-term control of fat mass involving insulin, adrenal steroids and leptin signals to the CNS and short-term, meal-related signals. Cats will normally limit their food intake to their energy requirements. However, in some instances cats appear unable to regulate energy balance. Our research has demonstrated that despite elevated circulating leptin levels in obese cats associated with increased fat mass, they continue to overeat and gain weight. This paradox of increased leptin concentrations in obesity has been observed in other species and is hypothesized to be a consequence of 'leptin resistance'.
Subjects EX
300501 Veterinary Medicine
730105 Endocrine organs and diseases (incl. diabetes)
0707 Veterinary Sciences
Keyword Feline obesity
diabetes
cats
Q-Index Code EX

 
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