M. M. KUNDE, Ph.D., M.D.
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Obesity due to specific endocrine disturbances is described in practically every textbook on endocrinology.1 A résumé of this literature indicates that hypofunction of the pituitary heads the list of all endocrine disorders responsible, either directly or indirectly, for excessive deposition of adipose tissue. Hypopituitary adiposity is described as girdle type of obesity. Next in order of frequency is the hypogonad type with excessive trochanteric fat deposit. Other types are: adiposogenital pituitary (hypogonad-hypopituitary) with enormous girdle fat deposits and comparatively slender terminal extremities; familial obesity, a term applied to overweight siblings otherwise normal; pancreatogenic type due to faulty function of the
KUNDE MM. THE RÔLE OF HORMONES IN THE TREATMENT OF OBESITY1. Ann Intern Med. ;28:971–988. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-28-5-971
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1948;28(5):971-988.
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