Curbing the obesity epidemic

  title={Curbing the obesity epidemic},
  author={The Lancet},
  journal={The Lancet},
  • T. Lancet
  • Published 19 May 2006
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
Obesity is Not a Choice
  • Arya M. Sharma
  • Medicine
    Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
  • 2009
Tell someone with obesity to simply eat less is about as effective as asking someone with depression to simply cheer up, and the only weight loss that matters is the weight that is kept off – too little (if any) with most products and programs.
The range of non-traditional anthropometric parameters to define obesity and obesity-related disease in children: a systematic review
Most studies lacked comparison with a ‘gold standard’ assessment of body fat, hence further research is required to determine their accuracy and precision.
Childhood obesity: current literature, policy and implications for practice.
Any country that has a high rate or increasing rate of childhood obesity must acknowledge core factors that contribute to this serious health problem.
Obesity and Weight Management
An understanding of energy balance leads to the conclusion that prevention of weight gain should be easier than treatment of obesity, and interventions that advocate small changes have shown promising levels of success.
The Lipid Accumulation Product Is Associated With Increased Mortality in Normal Weight Postmenopausal Women
High LAP values are predictive of mortality independently of other cardiovascular risk factors in normal weight and diabetic postmenopausal women but not in men, and type 2 diabetes (T2DM) was highly associated with LAP in women and men.
Accuracy of body mass index in diagnosing obesity in the adult general population
The accuracy of BMI in diagnosing obesity is limited, particularly for individuals in the intermediate BMI ranges, in men and in the elderly.
Accuracy of Body Mass Index to Diagnose Obesity In the US Adult Population
The diagnostic accuracy of BMI to diagnose obesity is limited, particularly for individuals in the intermediate BMI ranges, and a BMI cut-off of ≥ 30 kg/m2 has a good specificity but misses more than half of people with excess fat.
Development of Obesity is Associated with Increased Calories per Meal Rather than per Day. A Study of High-Fat Diet-Induced Obesity in Young Rats
Large size of meal, but not overnutrition, appears to be responsible for high-fat diet-induced obesity in rats, and it is proposed that prevention strategies for obesity epidemic should strongly focus on meal size at early childhood and adolescence.