Is the worldwide epidemic of obesity a communicable feature of globalization?

@article{Bornstein2008IsTW,
  title={Is the worldwide epidemic of obesity a communicable feature of globalization?},
  author={S R Bornstein and Monika Ehrhart-Bornstein and Man Long Wong and Julio Licinio},
  journal={Experimental and clinical endocrinology & diabetes : official journal, German Society of Endocrinology [and] German Diabetes Association},
  year={2008},
  volume={116 Suppl 1},
  pages={S30-2}
}
Globalization has a major impact on both economic and social determinants in public health. The current worldwide epidemic in obesity needs to be considered in the context of globalization as a communicable rather than non-communicable process. There is increasing evidence that global trends in lifestyle, eating behavior and cultural adaptation contribute to the rapid increase in obesity around the world. Thus, obesity may be defined as a "socially-contagious" feature of globalization… CONTINUE READING