Includes bibliographical references (p. 108-109) and index.
What is obesity? -- Causes of obesity -- Health risks and costs -- What about weight-loss diets? -- More diet dangers -- Weight-loss surgery -- Who is helping? -- Healthy lifestyles -- Chapter notes -- Glossary -- For more information -- Further reading -- Internet addresses -- Index.
Examines the causes of the obesity epidemic. Also discusses possible solutions, including diets, exercise and surgery, and examines the benefits and dangers of each method.