Chapter 1: Introduction.
Chapter 2: History, definition and diagnosis of the metabolic Syndrome.
Chapter 3: Insulin resistance in the metabolic syndrome.
Chapter 4: Is it necessary to redefine the metabolic syndrome?
Chapter 5: Is insulin resistance a disorder of the brain?
Chapter 6: Obesity.
Chapter 7: Perinatal nutrition and obesity.
Chapter 8: Essential hypertension.
Chapter 9: Dietary factors and hypertension.
Chapter 10: Is hypertension a disorder of the brain?
Chapter 11: Type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Chapter 12: Pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes mellitus with particular reference to hypothalamus.
Chapter 13: Insulin and insulin receptors in the brain and their role in the pathogenesis of obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Chapter 14: Insulin, endothelial nitric oxide and the metabolic syndrome.
Chapter 15: Obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus and the metabolic syndrome and the gut microbiota.
Chapter 16: Is it possible that the metabolic syndrome originates in the perinatal period?
Chapter 17: Essential fatty acids: biochemistry and Physiology.
Chapter 18: Role of EFAs/PUFAs in brain growth and development and pathophysiology of the metabolic syndrome.
Chapter 19: EFAs/PUFAs and their metabolites in insulin resistance.
Chapter 20: EFAs/PUFAs and atherosclerosis.