Possible Mechanisms Underlying Obesity And Diabetes Trends And Disparities

What are the underlying causes for these trends? Among researchers there has been an increasing consensus that changes in dietary and physical activity patterns are driven by changes in the environment and by the changing incentives that people face (1,2). Many factors have been suggested as causes of the "obesity epidemic" and related health disparities—automobiles, television, fast food, computer use, vending machines, suburban housing developments, food portion sizes, and countless others. These are also the same factors that will either simplify or complicate adherence to recommended behavioral changes to maintain weight or manage diabetes. Putting a multitude of isolated data points into a coherent picture is a challenging but necessary task to assess whether proposed solutions are promising or likely to lead us down a blind alley.

Keep Your Weight In Check During The Holidays

Keep Your Weight In Check During The Holidays

A time for giving and receiving, getting closer with the ones we love and marking the end of another year and all the eating also. We eat because the food is yummy and plentiful but we don't usually count calories at this time of year. This book will help you do just this.

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