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.
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Rosenbaum, Diane and White, Kamila, "Understanding the Complexity of Biopsychosocial Factors in the Public Health Epidemic of Overweight and Obesity" (2016). Psychology Faculty Works. 69.