Obesity: a disease or a biological adaptation?

@article{Tremblay2000ObesityAD,
  title={Obesity: a disease or a biological adaptation?},
  author={Angelo Tremblay and {\'E}ric Doucet},
  journal={Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  year={2000},
  volume={1 1},
  pages={27-35}
}
The increase in obesity prevalence is problematic as this condition is associated with health complications such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, more particularly when the excess body fat is stored in the deep abdominal region. On the other hand, obesity facilitates the maintenance of body homeostasis probably because of an increased hormonal gradient which favours the regulation of energy balance, to give but one example. The regulation potential of excess body fat is particularly… CONTINUE READING
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