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Committed to the insurance hypothesis of obesity

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 May 2017

George A. Lozano*
Estonian Centre of Evolutionary Ecology, Tartu, Estonia, National Institute of Ecology, South Korea 325-813.


Can ideas about the regulation of body mass in birds be used to explain the breakdown of regulation associated with obesity and anorexia in humans? There is no evidence to think so. Medicine can always benefit from the application of evolutionary ecology ideas, but we must be prepared to dismiss these ideas when they just do not fit the data.

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