A history of obesity, or how what was good became ugly and then bad.

@article{Eknoyan2006AHO,
  title={A history of obesity, or how what was good became ugly and then bad.},
  author={G. Garabed Eknoyan},
  journal={Advances in chronic kidney disease},
  year={2006},
  volume={13 4},
  pages={421-7}
}
Chronic food shortage and malnutrition have been the scourge of humankind from the dawn of history. The current worldwide epidemic of obesity, now recognized as a public health crisis, is barely a few decades old. Only after the technological advances of the eighteenth century did a gradual increase in food supply became available. The initial effect of these advances in improved public health and amount, quality, and variety of food was increased longevity and body size. These early favorable… CONTINUE READING
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