Obesity: Part one - The greatest health threat facing mankind

John R. Speakman*

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Obesity has been likened to a modern plague. In the UK, it kills more people than lung cancer, and the numbers are constantly growing. Read about the 'greatest health threat facing mankind' in this introductory article, then return next issue to learn more about the biology of obesity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-14
Number of pages4
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2003


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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