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The tendency to fatness

Dr. Margaret Ashwell (Department of Clinical Investigation, Clinical Research Centre, Harrow)

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Article publication date: 1 April 1977



The opening paragraph of Report on Obesity published by the DHSS and the MRC stresses the importance of obesity. “We are unanimous in our belief that obesity is a hazard to health and a detriment to well‐being. It is common enough to constitute one of the most important medical and public health problems of our time, whether we judge importance by a shorter expectation of life, increased morbidity or cost to the community in terms of both money and anxiety.”


Ashwell, M. (1977), "The tendency to fatness", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 77 No. 4, pp. 12-13.




Copyright © 1977, MCB UP Limited

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