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Obesity Policy Interventions

This will be the final entry in my series on obesity. I looked at demographics and causes, now the big question: What to do? People have proposed a tax on fatty foods, which sounds somewhat reasonable. In general one would … Continue reading

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Heritability and Genetics of Obesity

Most studies which look at this question simply look at parents and children and calculate the correlation between the two factors. It’s well established that obese parents are more likely to have obese children , although that doesn’t tell us … Continue reading

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Demographics of obesity

Society is getting bigger, but it’s not getting bigger uniformly. There are variations based on geography, occupation, race, income, religion, shoe size, you name it. Let’s start with the US. Geography by

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A brief history of weight and activity

Most people think the obesity problem began around the 70s, because that’s when it started to become noticed in the news and the literature. But it seems to have been in the works for a long time. Data from the … Continue reading

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Obesity of Populations: Concepts and Terminology

This may be pretty boring for the more scientifically minded/literate, but I’ve found myself arguing and clarifying these concepts before. So I’m going to write it here now, just so I have something to point to when there is a … Continue reading

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