Date of Award
Bachelor of Science
The preoccupation with obesity finds expression in the
popularity of books and articles dealing with dieting and weight
control, the rapid growth of weight reduction groups such as
Tops and Weight Watchers, as well as the full marketing of
numerous low calorie and dietetic foods. Much of the interest
in weight control is a consequence of the current standards of
physical beauty in our society. But another more pressing reason
for interest in weight control is the documented evidence
relating obesity to various somatic disorders.
Brown, Barbara, "Causes of obesity" (1976). Honors Theses. 265.