Dusting off the epidemiological triad: could it work with obesity?

  title={Dusting off the epidemiological triad: could it work with obesity?},
  author={Garry Egger and Boyd A. Swinburn and Stephan R Rossner},
  journal={Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  volume={4 2},
The search for effective ways of dealing with obesity has centred on biological research and clinical management. However, obesity needs to be conceptualized more broadly if the modern pandemic is to be arrested. The epidemiological triad (hosts, agent/vectors and environments) has served us well in dealing with epidemics in the past, and may be worth re-evaluating to this end. Education, behaviour change and clinical practices deal predominantly with the host, although multidisciplinary… CONTINUE READING

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