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Homo Adipatus: a new species: weight management, treatment and prevention.

Broom, Iain; Rolland, Catherine

Authors

Iain Broom

Catherine Rolland



Contributors

Gina Tsichlia
Editor

Alexandra M. Johnstone
Editor

Abstract

The current obesity epidemic, indeed pandemic, is a major public health problem affecting not only the developed nations but also developing countries as they become modern industrialised nations. Over the last thirty years the prevalence of obesity has increased from 6-8 per cent to almost 25 per cent in the UK. There have always been obese individuals within populations over the centuries and indeed in the nineteenth century in the UK, increasing abdominal girth was seen as a sign of affluence and certainly not frowned upon. Obesity is still seen as such in developing countries.

Publication Date Dec 31, 2010
Publisher New Publisher Required
Pages 51-66
Book Title Fat matters: from sociology to science
ISBN 9781905539390
Institution Citation BROOM, I. and ROLLAND, C. 2010. Homo Adipatus: a new species: weight management, treatment and prevention. In Tsichlia, G. and Johnstone, A.M. (eds.) Fat matters: from sociology to science. Keswick: M and K Publishing, chapter 5, pages 51-66.

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