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"This comprehensive book examines the causes and effects of obesity, both on the human body as well as society as a whole. The significance obesity plays in the development of a variety of lethal and non-lethal diseases is discussed, and the prevention and treatment of obesity is looked at in detail. Obesity: A Practical Guide brings together a large number of international specialists in their field, and is aimed at gastroenterologists, surgeons, researchers, dieticians, physicians and health care providers"--Publisher's description.