Eating patterns and obesity

  title={Eating patterns and obesity},
  author={Albert J. Stunkard},
  journal={Psychiatric Quarterly},
This report deals with certain theoretical and clinical aspects of the problem of overeating and obesity. It considers the advantages, especially in psychiatric research, if obesity were found to represent, not one disease, but the end stage of a variety of different conditions with differing etiologies. Experimentally-induced obesity in animals serves as a model of such a contingency since it can be produced by different methods, which result in different types of obesity. Some of the most… CONTINUE READING