Towards a comprehensive theory of obesity and a healthy diet: The causal role of oxidative stress in food addiction and obesity

Review published in Behavioural Brain Research Volume 384, 20 April 2020, 112560 written by: Tobore Onojighofia Tobore Independent Scholar, San Diego 92110, United States ShareCite https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2020.112560 Get rights and content Abstract Background Obesity is a major public health problem whose prevalence has been rapidly increasing in the United States (U.S), and globally. It is one ofContinue reading “Towards a comprehensive theory of obesity and a healthy diet: The causal role of oxidative stress in food addiction and obesity”

How is obesity associated with happiness? Evidence from China

Abstract Yiwei Liu, Ling Xu, Aaron Hagedorn First Published October 11, 2020  Research Articlehttps://doi.org/10.1177/1359105320962268 Liu Y, Xu L, Hagedorn A. How is obesity associated with happiness? Evidence from China. Journal of Health Psychology. October 2020. doi:10.1177/1359105320962268rticle information  Abstract Happiness is a universal goal that people pursue. Studies of the relationship between obesity and happiness have shown mixed findings. ItContinue reading “How is obesity associated with happiness? Evidence from China”

Body mass index trajectories during mid to late life and risks of mortality and cardiovascular outcomes: Results from four prospective cohorts

Yun-JiuChengab1 Zhen-GuangChenc1 Su-HuaWuab1 Wei-YiMeiab Feng-JuanYaod MingZhange Dong-LingLuof ShareCite https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eclinm.2021.100790 Get rights and content Citation: Cheng, Y. J., Chen, Z. G., Wu, S. H., Mei, W. Y., Yao, F. J., Zhang, M., & Luo, D. L. (2021). Body mass index trajectories during mid to late life and risks of mortality and cardiovascular outcomes: Results from fourContinue reading “Body mass index trajectories during mid to late life and risks of mortality and cardiovascular outcomes: Results from four prospective cohorts”

Food, Diets and Dieting

Inequities The world is full of contradictions, inconsistencies and inequities. On the one hand, it has been reported by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO, 2015) that 805million people are estimated to be chronically undernourished. Yet, it has been estimated that the volume of food produced is more than one andContinue reading “Food, Diets and Dieting”

Stopping the Obesity ‘Epidemic’

A powerful new explanation of the obesity ‘epidemic’ that reveals some surprising but brutal truths about the condition. For example, it is not generally accepted that obesity is unavoidable for the majority of people in contemporary living conditions. Without radical changes, the ‘epidemic’ will get much, much worse.

“Brilliant new book”

Obesity. Comfort vs Discontent     OR    FREELY AVAILABLE HERE  Reviewed by Ewan McDougall: “When I first read David Marks brilliant new book Obesity, there was a story on Radio New Zealand that two thirds of Auckland adults were now over weight or obese and the statistic for children was not much better. You don’t haveContinue reading ““Brilliant new book””

Dyshomeostasis in human feeding

In an environment that promotes widespread body dissatisfaction, angst and depression, homeostatic feedback loops are producing excessive consumption of unhealthy processed foods that over a protracted period causes obesity in large numbers of vulnerable people. Multiple clinical studies in different areas of medicine demonstrate the primary role of homeostasis in healthy functioning and the consequencesContinue reading “Dyshomeostasis in human feeding”

The General Theory of Behaviour XI: Theory of Obesity

This eleventh post takes me back to the beginning – the theory of obesity that led me to design the General Theory. This occurred via the realisation that the theory applied to all behaviour. Inside every one us there exists a tension between comfort and discontent. When we assuage the discontent, we find comfort. WhenContinue reading “The General Theory of Behaviour XI: Theory of Obesity”

The General Theory of Behaviour XII:Stopping the Obesity Crisis

In this 12th post in the series,  I look at the implications of energy ‘dyshomeostasis’, when normal homeostasis breaks down. Health is regulated by homeostasis, a property of all living things. Homeostasis maintains equilibrium at set-points using feedback loops for optimum functioning of the organism. Long-term disruptions of homeostasis or ‘dyshomeostasis’ arise through genetic, environmentalContinue reading “The General Theory of Behaviour XII:Stopping the Obesity Crisis”