Free fatty acid receptor actions and the metabolic syndrome

  • Loreto Matheus
Keywords: Lifestyle, obesity, Free fatty acid, Fibre, body weight, physiological effects


The WHO declared that global childhood and adult obesity levels have reached epidemic proportions with the
incidence in both developed and developing countries increasing at an alarming rate. The 2006 Health Survey
reported obesity levels of 24% in both men and women and current projections suggest that these figures are only set
to escalate.