Am I missing something in the essay on the science of obesity?2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f3010 (Published 22 May 2013) Cite this as: 2013;346:f3010
- Ben Bradley, general practitioner1
- 1Meuchedet Health Care Organisation, Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel
Taubes contrasts two obesity hypotheses—excess energy intake versus a “hormonal disorder.”1 It becomes clear, however, that the second theory is not about a disorder, but about excess consumption of carbohydrates causing obesity, with insulin implicated as the mechanism. A disorder normally means pathology of a particular system, or “a derangement or abnormality of function; a morbid …
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