Towards a behavioural ecology of obesity
Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Reason for embargo
Addressing the obesity epidemic depends on a holistic understanding of the reasons that people become and maintain excessive fat. Theories about the causes of obesity usually focus proximately or evoke evolutionary mismatches, with minimal clinical value. There is potential for substantial progress by adapting strategic bodymass regulation models from evolutionary ecology to human obesity by assessing the role of information.
This is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from Cambridge University Press via the DOI in this record.
Vol. 40, January 2017, e118