The Long-Run Growth in Obesity as a Function of Technological Change

@article{Philipson2003TheLG,
  title={The Long-Run Growth in Obesity as a Function of Technological Change},
  author={Tomas J. Philipson and Richard A. Posner},
  journal={Health Economics},
  year={2003}
}
This paper analyzes the forces contributing to the worldwide long-run rise in obesity and the role of public interventions in affecting its continued growth. A growth in obesity in a population must result from the growth of calorie consumption outpacing the growth of physical activity. Yet historically in developed countries, obesity has grown with modest rises in calorie consumption and with a substantial increase in both exercise and dieting. We consider the economic incentives that give… 
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