A comprehensive and necessary text that provides a modern and scientifically accurate study of the causes and consequences of the obesity epidemic. Key Features: Presents major concepts about obesity, incorporating new knowledge gained from recent advances in research on health risks, energy balance, eating behaviors and more. Sets obesity in a public health context, highlighting local, national, and international environmental policy approaches to assessment and prevention of obesity. Details on-the-job weight management strategies and more. Hardcover, 2013.