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Good articleObesity has been listed as one of the Natural sciences good articles under the good article criteria. If you can improve it further, please do so. If it no longer meets these criteria, you can reassess it.
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The graphs showing relative mortality by group of BMI's is quite misleading because the vertical axis does not start at zero. The relative risks are much exaggerated. Could the maker rescale them? If not, the section would be better off without them. −Woodstone (talk) 17:10, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

Obesity Statistics[edit]

Obesity has affected about 93.3 million of adults in the United States in the years of 2015-2016, and since then the numbers have continued to rise. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:43, 10 March 2019 (UTC)

Definition of obesity[edit]

I recently heard (cannot disclose the source) that the definition of obesity is different for Indian population. They were suggesting that the cutoff is 25. I was not aware of this, nor I support it. I would like to know if it is true and if so, can it be changed here. Thanks. -- Abhijeet Safai (talk) 07:30, 27 March 2019 (UTC)

Protein to carbohydrate+fat ratio as cause of obesity[edit]

An excellent article about the cause of obesity by Simpson and Raubenheimer from 2005 with more than 300 citations:

Excess food & inadequate physical activity are always the reason (CICO)[edit]

The article states repeatedly that excessive food & inadequate physical activity are the “primary” cause of obesity. It should be made clear that those factors are always the reason, for every person everywhere.

The basis for this is here:

Asserting that obesity can be caused by “genetics” is misleading, since, due to the laws of physics, obesity occurs only when energy consumed exceeds energy expended. P linkola (talk) 03:28, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

@P linkola: Please see WP:OR. Also, humans are not an isolated system. EvergreenFir (talk) 04:48, 19 May 2019 (UTC)