"The United States has seen a dramatic increase in obesity over the last 20 years. This work, edited by Keller (human nutrition, Columbia Univ. Coll. of Physicians & Surgeons; research associate, New York Obesity Research Ctr.), seeks to be a starting point for those interested in learning about all aspects of obesity. There are approximately 500 entries, some with black-and-white photos. The scope is global: continents are listed as entries by geographical region, e.g., Asia is broken down into "Asia, Central," "Asia, East," etc.
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