JAMES A. GREENE, M.D.
Obesity is attributed to exogenous factors in most instances, but a few cases are thought to be of endogenous origin. Such appears to be the prevailing concept of the etiology of the malady. Newburgh,1 on the other hand, contends that all cases of adiposity are caused by an energy intake which exceeds that of the body requirements. Factors favoring an excessive food intake have been studied by Harrington,2 and Newburgh. They have noted the frequency of bad food habits and of desire for concentrated foods in obese patients. The activity of the patients during the gain in body weight, however,
GREENE JA. CLINICAL STUDY OF THE ETIOLOGY OF OBESITY1. Ann Intern Med. ;12:1797–1803. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-12-11-1797
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