In the Economist

The Economist blog Babbage posted an article on obesity and quoted parts of the New York Times interview.  I also want to point out that that Kevin Hall is the lead investigator for the body weight simulator (bwsimulator.niddk.nih.gov).

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3 thoughts on “In the Economist

  1. I read the New York Times article & I found it very interesting. One thing I notice about my own excess adipose tissue is that when I leave the US, I lose weight the whole time I am gone – often a pound a day, and it all comes back shortly after I get home; that makes me wonder about food additives/pesticides/fertilizers/GMOs etc. that the US allows that other countries do not. Did your investigation turn up anything related to food additives?

    BTW, my journeys have been for as short as a week and as long as 23 days. Since 1996, I have been to Canada twice, Israel Twice and India once.

    Thanks for the food for thought.

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  2. We have not studied food additives per se. However, one needs to control for total caloric intake versus physical activity and then assess other factors.

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