Childhood obesity continues to increase at alarming rates across the globe and is considered to be 1 of the most pressing public health threats of the 21st century. The editor of this resource called upon more than 90 researchers and practitioners from a variety of sectors and from across the globe to weigh in on the global epidemic. The second edition of this book is restructured and aimed at broadening its coverage of the various contributing factors of obesity and hopefully can help prevent or treat this disease and its associated chronic conditions, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and depression.
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