Tidsskriftet The Lancet publiserte for noen dager siden en artikkelserie om fedme.
This four-part Series critically examines what we know about the global obesity pandemic: its drivers, its economic and health burden, the physiology behind weight control and maintenance, and what science tells us about the kind of actions that are needed to change our obesogenic environment and reverse the current tsunami of risk factors for chronic diseases in future generations.
The first paper looks at the global drivers of the epidemic; the second paper analyses obesity trends in the USA and UK, and their impact on prevalence of diseases and healthcare spending. The third paper introduces a new web-based bodyweight simulation model, that incorporates metabolic adaptations that occur with decreasing bodyweight; and the final paper assesses the interventions needed to halt and reverse the epidemic. Its authors conclude that the changes needed are likely to require many sustained interventions at several levels, but that national governments should take the lead.
Alle ligger fritt tilgjengelig her: http://www.thelancet.com/series/obesity
På høyre side av siden finner du også en morsom «vektsimulator», hvor du bl.a. kan estimere hvor mange kalorier du må spise for å vedlikeholde vekta ved å legge inn opplysninger om vekt, høyde og aktivitetsnivå (den finnes også her). Denne kalkulatoren er basert på en av artiklene i serien, Quantification of the effect of energy imbalance on bodyweight.