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Research Project: Energy Regulation and Obesity

Location: Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center On Aging

Title: Making progress on the global crisis of obesity and weight management

Author
item Lean, Michael - University Of Glasgow
item Astrup, Arne - University Of Copenhagen
item Roberts, Susan - Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center On Aging At Tufts University

Submitted to: British Medical Journal
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/29/2018
Publication Date: 6/13/2018
Citation: Lean, M.E., Astrup, A., Roberts, S. 2018. Making progress on the global crisis of obesity and weight management. British Medical Journal. 361:k2538. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k2538.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k2538

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Obesity is an unsolved global crisis, generating long-term distress and disabilities for patients, reducing human capital, and increasing disease burdens and healthcare costs in every nation. Excess body-fat accumulation leads to 40% of all people in UK reaching BMI>30kg/m^2, and 80% a BMI of >25kg/m^2, by the age of 65-70 (Vlassinopoulos, et al 2014). Many, perhaps most, will suffer secondary medical consequences. It has a complex aetiology, incurring controversies within both scientific and media arenas (Casazza, et al 2013).