Pandemic obesity and the contagion of nutritional nonsense.

  title={Pandemic obesity and the contagion of nutritional nonsense.},
  author={David L Katz},
  journal={Public health reviews},
  volume={31 1},
The United States is the epicenter of an obesity pandemic. As more countries acculturate to a Western lifestyle, rates of obesity and its sequelae are rising steadily in both adults and children. In response, a variety of weight-loss diets emphasizing alternative distributions of macronutrient classes have been promoted with considerable success. Among the most popular is the so-called "Atkins Diet," in which carbohydrate restriction is touted as the key to weight loss. Despite claims, however… CONTINUE READING
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