Letters Obesity related illness

Beware swallowing whole

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c6660 (Published 23 November 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6660
  1. J Lennert Veerman, research fellow1,
  2. Jan J Barendregt, associate professor1
  1. 1University of Queensland, School of Population Health, Herston, QLD 4006, Australia
  1. l.veerman{at}uq.edu.au

The BMJ news section reported on a working paper of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER),1 which concluded that genes rather than environmental factors play the most important role in obesity, “contrary to conventional wisdom.”2

This would explain why dieting, exercise, and …

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