Obesity in perspective
CITATION: Macfarlane, C. M. 1986. Obesity in perspective. South African Medical Journal, 69:185-190.
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Attitutes to obesity are changing. It is currently regarded as a common, multifactorial disorder with serious medical and psychological consequences. It is also resistant to treatment. Recent research with experimental animals has given new insights into the molecular pathology of this condition and gives some hope of novel therapeutic intervention.