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The clinician looking for a quick, easy formula for weight control will not find it in either of these books. He or she will, however, find a scholarly analysis of the problem of overweight, some practical approaches to management, and a conservative evaluation of available therapies.
The collection of essays in the Stunkard book is well organized and divided into two sections. Of the nine chapters on basic mechanisms, two are written by physicians. The basic science approach of the non-physician authors, with a rather heavy emphasis on animal studies, requires a deal of concentration for the physician reader who
Obesity.Obesity. The Regulation of Weight.. Ann Intern Med. ;94:283. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-94-2-283_1
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