Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Everything you wanted to know about obesity

Nature has picked up and spiffed up Obesity Research and it is now called Obesity. I've been looking at the table of contents, and found a lot of interesting papers on a variety of topics (genetics, socio-economic influences, population differences, measurement techniques) related to obesity. By the way, there was a news story yesterday about a paper in PLoS Medicine that found that the health care costs associated with people who are not obese and live a long time are greater than those for people who are obese... so maybe the conventional wisdom that the obesity epidemic is costing us a lot of health care dollars is not so straightforward.

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