Human Obesity: An Overview of the Mechanisms and the Basis for Treatment pp. 341-352
Authors: (Patrizio Tatti, Chief of Diabetes and Endocrinology; Annabel Barber University of Nevada Scool of Medicine, Las Vegas, NV)
Abstract: Obesity is increasing at a very rapid rate and still defies an effective treatment. The major reason is that weight manteinance is a vital function with multiple levels of control and a therapeutic intervention at one or some of them will last only for a limited time span and will be offset by all the others. Probably the highest level of this hierarchy is the voluntary one and at least for a long term result we must rely on it.