Multidisciplinary Progress in Obesity Research

Genes (Basel). 2022 Sep 30;13(10):1772. doi: 10.3390/genes13101772.


Obesity is a chronic disease that endangers human health. In recent years, the phenomenon of obesity has become more and more common, and it has become a global epidemic. Obesity is closely associated with many adverse metabolic changes and diseases, such as insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes mellitus, coronary heart disease, nervous system diseases and some malignant tumors, which have caused a huge burden on the country's medical finance. In most countries of the world, the incidence of cancer caused by obesity is increasing year on year. Diabetes associated with obesity can lead to secondary neuropathy. How to treat obesity and its secondary diseases has become an urgent problem for patients, doctors and society. This article will summarize the multidisciplinary research on obesity and its complications.

Keywords: cancer; metabolic diseases; multidisciplinary treatment of obesity; nervous system diseases; obesity.

Publication types

  • Review
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2* / metabolism
  • Humans
  • Insulin Resistance*
  • Obesity / complications
  • Obesity / epidemiology
  • Obesity / metabolism

Grant support

This research was funded by National Key Research and Development Program of China: [2020YFA0803801]; and National Natural Science Foundation of China [81873568].