Overweight and obesity have steadily engulfed the entire globe, neither discriminating by age, race, sex, socio-economic status, or country.
The rapidly expanding waist lines of the world’s populations have sparked a lethal fuse of spiraling illness, mass chronic disease, and shortened lifespan, an epidemic wildfire that is consuming every generation with increasing speed—even the unborn.
And while being overweight is still popularly viewed as an issue of personal attractiveness and failed willpower, a more sinister truth is now, finally, being brought to light: that the misunderstanding and mismanagement of this growing health problem by the healthcare, scientific, regulatory, agricultural, education, marketing, and food and beverage industries have allowed “globesity” to become one of the most serious pandemics of the twenty-first century.
Modern Plague of Obesity is one of the most all-encompassing, rigorously researched, evidence-based, and forward-thinking reference resources available to the public on this major health issue. Dr. Kenneth C. Petruk casts a glaring floodlight on the causes and casualties of obesity and related diseases, demystifying the complex interplay of chemical, biological, neurological, behavioural, societal, governmental, and environmental processes that has escalated this problem into a deadly health threat of plague-like proportions.
More importantly, Dr. Petruk proposes ground-breaking suggestions and futuristic multidisciplinary solutions that finally break away from the reductionist weight-loss treatments that have failed us so far, offering us an urgent way out of this deadly maelstrom that is silently sapping the future of humankind.