The History Of Obesity

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Chapter 3: The History of Obesity

There was a time, not so long ago, when obesity was considered a sign of health and prosperity in man and of beauty, amorousness and fecundity in women. This attitude probably dates back to Neolithic times, about 8000 years ago; when for the first time in the history of culture, man began to own property, domestic animals, arable land, houses, pottery and metal tools. Before that, with the possible exception of some races such as the Hottentots, obesity was almost non-existent, as it still is in all wild animals and most primitive races.

Today obesity is extremely common among all civilized races, because a disposition to the disorder can be inherited. Wherever abnormal fat was regarded as an asset, sexual selection tended to propagate the trait. It is only in very recent times that manifest obesity has lost some of its allure, though the cult of the outsize bust – always a sign of latent obesity – shows that the trend still lingers on.
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About ATW Simeons

Dr. A.T.W. Simeons, MD. Award winning endocrinologist and leading authority on medical weight loss. In 1954, he published a manuscript called "Pounds and Inches" and a paper in the Lancet on his theories, outlining his protocol for weight loss using the hormone, HCG, or Human Chorionic Gonadotropin. Read Pounds and Inches.
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