Obesity and climate adaptation
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Oxford University Press
Diego Salazar-Tortosa, Lindsay Fernández-Rhodes, Obesity and climate adaptation, Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health, Volume 2019, Issue 1, 2019, Pages 104–105, [https://doi.org/10.1093/emph/eoz016]
Obesity is a pandemic that has increased exponentially during the past decades due in large part to recent changes in lifestyle and food delivery systems. Yet, there is still a great variability in the burden of obesity across ancestral populations. For example, in the USA prevalence estimates of adult obesity vary from 13 to 48% in Asian Americans and African Americans.1 Such variable observations within the same obesogenic environment have motivated a wide array of inquiry into the genetic, epigenetic and social determinants of obesity, and their complex interactions with modern lifestyles and food systems.