- J Lennert Veerman, senior research fellow1
- 1School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Herston, QLD 4006, Australia
Taubes argues that we “start anew” in obesity research.1 From a public health perspective, I have five reflections on his essay.
Firstly, he juxtaposes the energy balance against a failure of hormonal/metabolic regulation. However, the two are not mutually exclusive. Did previous generations of researchers really consider energy imbalance as the “cause” of obesity without thinking that other factors might influence …