Obesity is a growing problem in the United States and abroad. Increasing numbers of children and adults are suffering from diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, and an array of other illnesses stemming from obesity. Some researchers believe that obesity is the result of a combination of genetic, environmental, and psychological factors. This anthology debates the causes of obesity, the extent to which it is a problem, and the measures taken to combat it.
"Eight well-written essays, accompanied by color photos of real young people in everyday situations, address pertinent issues and present varying viewpoints related to the health risks, emotional impact, and causes of rising obesity rates, particularly as the problem affects teenagers and children."
--Curriculm Connections, Fall 2007
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