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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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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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Obesity of Populations Part I: Background

As should be obvious to anyone who has watched the news, obesity in the US is on the rise. According to WHO standards, about 30% of Americans are overweight and another 30% are obese. This is happening all over the … Continue reading

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