Given that almost two-thirds of the adults and one-third of the children and adolescents in the United States may weigh more than is optimal for their health, it would be in the interest of all health care professionals to be familiar with the causes of, complications from, and treatment options for excess adiposity. Bray's book, The Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity, would serve as a pragmatic tutorial. An obesity researcher for 40-plus years, Bray is uniquely qualified to write about the ills of adiposity.
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