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The prevention and treatment of obesity is a major concern for physicians and healthcare professionals. Obesity is associated with numerous medical conditions. This book presents an exhaustive review of the modern management of obesity. Providing important information on nutrition, exercise, and behavioral management of obesity, the text discusses specific medical conditions, provides practical applications and resources, and explores future directions for the prevention and treatment of obesity. The authors cover a broad range of topics including pathophysiology, epidemiology, clinical evaluations, childhood obesity, drug treatment, as well as surgical procedures of obesity.