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Obesity: Prevalence, Theories, Medical Consequences, Management, and Research Directions

Author(s): Wilborn Colin | Beckham Jacqueline | Campbell Bill | Harvey Travis | Galbreath Melyn | La Bounty Paul | Nassar Erika | Wismann Jennifer | Kreider Richard

Journal: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
ISSN 1550-2783

Volume: 2;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 4;
Date: 2005;
Original page

Keywords: weight loss | diet | exercise | physical activity | leptin | cortisol | metabolic syndrome

Abstract Obesity and its associated disorders are a growing epidemic across the world. Many genetic, physiological, and behavioral factors play a role in the etiology of obesity. Diet and exercise are known to play a valuable role in the treatment and prevention of obesity and associated disorders such as hypertension, heart disease, and diabetes. Therefore, the purpose of this review is to examine the prevalence, etiology, consequences, and treatment of obesity.
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