The Gravity of Weight: A Comprehensive Approach to Weight Loss and Maintenance, is the attempt to explain some of these discrepancies and explore particularly why, for most people, it is so difficult to lose weight and maintain that loss. No one has all the answers, but an understanding of the science, of both mind and body, behind these complexities is a beginning. This book enable us to appreciate just how unpredictable-and even seemingly capricious-the consequences of obesity can be and how much we still do not know about the complex subject of weight.
Sylvia R. Karasu, M.D., is Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Associate Attending Psychiatrist at New York--Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York, New York.
T. Byram Karasu, M.D., is Silverman Professor and University Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York.
Foreword by Albert J. Stunkard, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Founder and Director Emeritus of the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders at Penn.