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Obesity in Britain: gluttony or sloth?

Abstract:

The prevalence of clinical obesity in Britain has doubled in the past decade. The Health of the Nation initiative has set ambitious targets for reversing the trend in recognition of the serious health burden which will accrue, but efforts to develop prevention and treatment strategies are handicapped by uncertainty as to the aetiology of the problem. It is generally assumed that ready access to highly palatable foods induces excess consumption and that obesity is caused by simple gluttony. Th...

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10.1136/bmj.311.7002.437

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Journal:
BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
Volume:
311
Issue:
7002
Pages:
437-439
Publication date:
1995-08-05
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EISSN:
1756-1833
ISSN:
0959-8138
URN:
uuid:c09a4a7f-91cd-471e-aadf-80664dc0adb8
Source identifiers:
429923
Local pid:
pubs:429923

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