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Obesity: Observations on Treatment by Dietary Measures

Ann Intern Med. 1931;4(8):909-917. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-4-8-909
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The excessive deposition of fat in the body, either as a result of overnutrition, or a disturbance of the glands of internal secretion, is quite a common occurrence clinically. Obesity may be divided etiologically into two types, not always clearly defined—the exogenous and endogenous varieties. In the exogenous group are included those cases in which the only discoverable cause may be attributed to race, heritage or habits of life. The tendency toward a gradual increase in the general deposition of fat during and after middle life, is largely dependent on changes in habits. Over indulgence and ignorance as to the



obesity ; diet

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