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This volume continues the well-established series of proceedings of th e international congresses on obesity. Obesity remains a prevalent dis order in the western world and is a serious public health concern beca use it is a significant forerunner of major chronic debilitating disea ses including diabetes, hypertension, lipid disorders and coronary ath eroscierosis. The seventh International Congress on Obesity held in to ronto, Canada, August 1994, was an important milestone in the annals o f obesity research because it focused on the causes, the complications and the treatment and prevention of this disorder. It was unique beca use research spanned a range of scientific inquiry from cellular biolo gy to population issues. Atempts to reverse the epidemic of over-nutri tion have not been successful but pursuit of understanding the underly ing mechanisms and consequences of obesity are unremitting.
The book contains black-and-white illustrations.