Due to economic factors, larger portion sizes in restaurants, and sedentary lifestyles caused by an increase in our use of technology, obesity rates have risen steadily in the last decade. This, in turn, has created a multimillion-dollar diet industry that often preys on people's desire to lose weight quickly and easily. Through full-color photographs and engaging sidebars, readers will learn about the complex causes of obesity, as well as ways to live a healthier lifestyle. What can be done to reverse this trend? Discussion questions such as this one are waiting for readers to debate.