Abstract

Obesity is a puzzling disorder. It is easily defined and diagnosed, and its treatment could not seem more straightforward—eat less and exercise more. And yet more than 25% of Americans are significantly overweight (Van Itallie, 1985).

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Cholesterol Obesity Depression Carbohydrate Serotonin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas A. Wadden
    • 1
  • Susan T. Bell
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Pennsylvania School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Graduate School of EducationUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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