The statistical mechanics of human weight change

  title={The statistical mechanics of human weight change},
  author={J. Lang and H. D. Sterck and D. Abrams},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  • J. Lang, H. D. Sterck, D. Abrams
  • Published 2017
  • Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Medicine
  • PLoS ONE
  • Over the past 35 years there has been a near doubling in the worldwide prevalence of obesity. Body Mass Index (BMI) distributions in high-income societies have increasingly shifted rightwards, corresponding to increases in average BMI that are due to well-studied changes in the socioeconomic environment. However, in addition to this shift, BMI distributions have also shown marked changes in their particular shape over time, exhibiting an ongoing right-skewed broadening that is not well… CONTINUE READING
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