Obesity and why there isn’t one cause

THE latest WHO findings on increasing obesity rates throughout the world 1 should come as no surprise. It’s been known for some time that, at the population level, overweight and obesity increases proportionally with economic development — and the world as a whole has been through its fastest rate of development in human history during the past 30 years.

How are obesity and development linked? Even an economic illiterate knows that the main factor behind development is consumption.

Synonyms for ‘consume’