1. Why Treat Obesity?

  1. Dympna Pearson RD and
  2. Clare Grace RD, PhD
  1. Dympna Pearson RD1 and
  2. Clare Grace RD, PhD2

Published Online: 5 APR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118702758.ch1

Weight Management

Weight Management

How to Cite

Pearson, D. and Grace, C. (2012) Why Treat Obesity?, in Weight Management, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd,., West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118702758.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    Consultant Dietitian and Trainer, Leicester

  2. 2

    Obesity Specialist Dietitian, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 APR 2013
  2. Published Print: 2 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405185592

Online ISBN: 9781118702758

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Keywords:

  • Appetite regulation;
  • Body mass index (BMI);
  • Cancer;
  • Cardiovascular disease;
  • Obesity;
  • Smoking cessation;
  • Type 2 diabetes

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • What is the Scale of the Obesity Problem?

  • Why Does it Matter?

  • Factors that Increase the Risk of Obesity

  • Obesity and its Causes

  • Health Benefits of Modest Weight Loss

  • Conclusion

  • References