oa South African Family Practice - The obesity epidemic revisited : where is the starting point? : editorial

Volume 55, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



This editorial is influenced by a letter to the editor received from one of the readers of the SA Family Practice journal. The colleague titled his letter: My first reaction was to ask the question: Reading through the letter, it became clear that he was responding to the Jan/Feb 2013 editorial in which I painted a grim picture of the obesity epidemic globally and locally in South Africa. I decided to publish the letter below and then respond afterwards. So sit back and enjoy the content of the letter and my response.

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