Understanding obesity by asking the right questions

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Obesity, once considered a sign of wealth and high stature in the community, is now a global health problem and one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality. Although weight gain occurs when energy intake exceeds energy expenditure, the causes and treatment are more complex than the simple energy balance equation would suggest. A new text on the subject challenges us to think out of the box for answers and solutions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)148-151
Number of pages4
JournalPerspectives in biology and medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health Policy
  • History and Philosophy of Science


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