Document Type

Article

Abstract

Obesity is a complex and multifaceted public health problem. This commentary reflects on a new theoretical model of obesity (i.e. Homeostatic Theory of Obesity proposed by Marks), and calls for additional research to examine biopsychosocial factors that may be of importance in developing interventions that promote long-term maintenance of weight loss and in developing obesity prevention programs. Furthermore, we discuss the role of socioeconomic factors in obesity and call for interdisciplinary efforts to address obesity risk factors in the interest of public health.

Publication Date

March 2016

Publication Title

Health psychology open

Volume

3

Issue

1

DOI

10.1177/2055102916634364

Comments

10.1177/2055102916634364

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Repository URL

https://irl.umsl.edu/psychology-faculty/69