Obesity: Prevalence, Theories, Medical Consequences, Management, and Research Directions Academic Article uri icon


  • Obesity and its associated disorders are a growing epidemic across the world. Many genetic, physiological, and behavioral factors play a role in the etiology of obesity. Diet and exercise are known to play a valuable role in the treatment and prevention of obesity and associated disorders such as hypertension, heart disease, and diabetes. Therefore, the purpose of this review is to examine the prevalence, etiology, consequences, and treatment of obesity.

published proceedings

  • Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition

altmetric score

  • 23.142

author list (cited authors)

  • Wilborn, C., Beckham, J., Campbell, B., Harvey, T., Galbreath, M., La Bounty, P., ... Kreider, R.

citation count

  • 129

complete list of authors

  • Wilborn, Colin||Beckham, Jacqueline||Campbell, Bill||Harvey, Travis||Galbreath, Melyn||La Bounty, Paul||Nassar, Erika||Wismann, Jennifer||Kreider, Richard

publication date

  • December 2005