Obesity: chasing an elusive epidemic

Hastings Cent Rep. 2013 Jan-Feb;43(1):34-40. doi: 10.1002/hast.114. Epub 2012 Dec 18.


Obesity in America is so widespread and such a product of our culture that combating it is nearly impossible. We need to change almost everything about the way we live, more or less simultaneously. In order to succeed, an edgier strategy is needed.

MeSH terms

  • Body Mass Index
  • Causality
  • Food Labeling / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Government Regulation
  • Health Behavior*
  • Humans
  • Obesity / epidemiology*
  • Obesity / prevention & control*
  • Prevalence
  • Social Environment
  • Social Stigma
  • United States
  • United States Food and Drug Administration / legislation & jurisprudence