Let’s act on the best available evidence on obesityBMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f3015 (Published 22 May 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3015
- 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 …