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ERIC Number: EJ1153151
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1082-1651
Using a Human Ecosystems Approach to the Obesity Epidemic
Painter, James E.; Painter, Rosemary; Wang, Xinyue; Schuster, Margaret
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v109 n2 p21-26 Spr 2017
Obesity has been increasing in all age groups worldwide for the past several decades. Yet for hundreds of years before the last quarter of the 20th century, obesity was not an issue. The etiology and the cure for the obesity epidemic have been elusive. Weight reduction diets and behavior therapy have not produced the desired results. Perhaps current obesity interventions have been focused on the wrong part of the equation. Food and nutrients contained therein may not be central in the etiology of obesity. The cause of obesity is certainly multifactorial and will require a multi-disciplinary approach to cure.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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