Adipose tissue, once considered inert connective tissue, is an essential storage site for key substrates used as sources of energy. In recent years, cellular and molecular biologists have advanced the concept that adipocytes are not solely a cellular storage location for excess fuel. Rather, adipose tissue is an active secretory organ that synthesizes and releases a number of bioactive proteins that influence energy and substrate metabolism throughout the body via endocrine, paracrine, and/or autocrine actions.
Despite adipose tissue's important role in providing fuel for exercise and its newly recognized role as an endocrine organ, exercise-induced adaptations in adipose tissue are far less familiar than those in skeletal muscle. An informative and comprehensive resource, Endurance Exercise and Adipose Tissue summarizes all of the latest research results regarding the role that endurance exercise plays in determining adipose tissue metabolism, body fat mass, and body fat distribution.
Written by leading scientific researchers, the book begins by examining the effects of endurance exercise on the primary metabolic functions of adipocytes, including the effects of both a single exercise bout and endurance exercise training. Then it summarizes the effects of endurance exercise on the endocrine/paracrine properties of adipose tissue. Finally, the book examines the evolving research on the effects of endurance exercise on adipose tissue mass and body fat distribution.
Table of Contents
Exercise and Adipose Tissue Lipolysis in vitro, Barbara J. Nicklas and Dora M. Berman
Endurance Exercise and Adipose Tissue Lipolysis in vivo, Jeffrey F. Horowitz and Samuel Klein
Endurance Exercise Effects on Adipose Tissue Lipoprotein, Richard L. Seip
Effects of Acute Endurance Exercise and Physical Training on Glucose Metabolism in White Adipose Tissue, Bente Stallknecht
Exercise and Adipose Tissue Production of Cytokines, Matthew S. Hickey and Richard G. Israel
Effects of Endurance Exercise on Total Body Adiposity in Adults, Alice S. Ryan
Influence of Endurance Exercise on Adipose Tissue Distribution, Robert Ross, Ian Janssen, and Bente Stallknecht
Effects of Endurance Exercise on Total and Regional Adiposity in Children, Margarita S. Treuth
"The book succeeds in providing an understanding of adipose tissue and how it is affected by aerobic exercise generally…A strength of this book is its organization, where it combines coverage of the functions and controls of aerobic exercise on adipose mass. With the current interdisciplinary focus on treating obesity, practitioners and students in exercise physiology, nutrition, and medicine will benefit from this book…3 stars."
- Anthony Wilcox, Ph.D., Oregon State University, Doody's Notes