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The biological bases of hunger and satiety remain unsettled, and at present no definite view of these matters can be used as a basis of insights into the clinical management of patients with eating-related disorders. Nevertheless, there are a few points that can be made with assurance. First,...
This interpretative review of the genetics of human obesity focused on selected studies of total adult body fat published during the last five years. Human obesity is familial. Since relatives share living conditions as well as genes, familial aggregation alone does not assure the presence of...
This is a review of indications for surgery of obesity, principles and methods, results and limitations, and mechanisms of weight loss. Hazards of obesity appear at a weight greater than 20% above ideal weight for height, and increase exponentially with increasing weight. Morbid obesity, at...
The objectives of this paper are threefold: (1) to examine the empirical support for certain fundamental assumptions underlying behavioral treatments for obesity; (2) to review the overall efficacy of current behavioral treatments; and (3) to propose new treatment approaches which might improve...
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