Why are we all so fat… and does it really matter?

  • Michael Hanlon
Part of the Macmillan Science book series (MACSCI)


The current epidemic of obesity is one of the most extraordinary phenomena in the history of human health and well-being. If there is one reason why I am not the same person I was a month ago, it is because of the inevitable addition of a few unnecessary grams to my person. The reasons for it appear obvious and the solution equally so.


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