• Ottavio Bosello
  • Fabio Armellini
  • Mauro Zamboni


Obesity is one of the principal public health problems of affluent societies. Evidence shows that an increasing number of children and adolescents are overweight; the high prevalence of obesity in the adult population and the likelihood that obesity will be an even more widespread problem in the future will demand a reassessment of the health implications of this condition (National Institutes of Health Consensus-Development Conference Statement 1985). Current knowledge of human obesity has progressed beyond the simple generalizations of the past; studies of obese subjects show that they rarely eat more or less than their lean counterparts (Trowell et al. 1985).


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