The British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) is an independent body providing nutrition research and briefing for industry, government and education. The BNF appoints task forces comprising internationally recognised experts to address the problems of particular areas of importance in nutrition, where the scientific data is perhaps uncertain, or open to misinterpretation. This work is the comprehensive and authoritative independent consensus report of the BNF's Task Force on Obesity. Carefully integrated and edited by a team of experts at the BNF, the book brings together the findings of a team of international experts in the area. It covers in detail the health risks of obesity, clinical assessment, epidemiology, aetiology, prevention and treatment of obesity.