Summary and Info
This edition displays many important innovations. Three entirely new chapters focus on Hormones and Athletic Performance, Neuroendocrine Control of Appetite and Body Weight, and the Endocrinology of HIV/AIDS. The latter two chapters join the revised chapters on Obesity, Disorders of Lipid Metabolism, and Gastrointestinal Hormones and Gut Endocrine Tumors to form a new Section entitled Body Fat and Lipid Metabolism. All chapters have been extensively revised, and 12 new authors have joined the book's faculty.For the first time, full color figures are placed throughout the text to enable effective communication. A uniform style has been used to facilitate identification and use of clinical algorithms.