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The conveniences of the modern world, such as attractively packaged foods and the automobile, lead too many people to eat too much and to do too little, resulting in obesity. If this hypothesis is correct, we need to apply what we have learned from the behavioral sciences to help the obese change their environment and thus their eating and exercise patterns.
Stuart and Davis have written a guide to weight reduction for the general public. The first 75 pages provide an excellent review of recent behavioral science findings concerning eating behavior, developing the thesis that such behavior is controlled by
Slim Chance in a Fat World: Behavioral Control of Obesity.. Ann Intern Med. 1972;77:493. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-77-3-493_1
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