Letters The science of obesity

Energy imbalance in obesity is not “just a hypothesis”

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f3079 (Published 22 May 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3079
  1. John S Garrow, former University of London professor1
  1. 1South Cave, East Yorkshire HU15, UK
  1. garrow{at}garrow.karoo.co.uk

Taubes does not believe that obesity is related to energy imbalance—he says that is “just a hypothesis” because it depends on evidence that is “substandard science.”1 It is true that clinical …

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