Towards a behavioural ecology of obesity

Andrew D Higginson, John M McNamara, Sasha Dall

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Addressing the obesity epidemic depends on a holistic understanding of the reasons that people become and maintain excessive fat. Theories about the causes of obesity usually focus proximately or evoke evolutionary mismatches, with minimal clinical value. There is potential for substantial progress by adapting strategic body mass regulation models from evolutionary ecology to human obesity by assessing the role of information.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e118
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2017


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