Why do people gain weight? Why is it difficult to maintain weight loss over time? What are the factors (big and small) that impact energy balance?
All of these questions (and much, much more) are addressed in the Endocrine Society’s most recent scientific statement on the pathogenesis of obesity.
This is the kind of paper that should be essential reading for anyone who studies obesity, but might also provide some academic and clinical insights for those of us who work with individuals and families to help prevent and manage obesity.