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Anon. (2004) "Size Up Options," MX (Melbourne,

Australia), June 30: 23. Anon. (2004) "Public Sees Childhood Obesity As Serious Health Threat," Fitness and Wellness Business Week, June 30: 28. Anon. (2005) "The Food Jihad," St. Louis PostDispatch, July ii: B6. Bacon, Francis (1963) The Works of Francis Bacon, eds Robert Spedding, Leslie Ellis James, and Douglas Denon Heath, ten vols., Stuttgart: Friedrich Frommann.

Blakemore, Colin and Jannett, Sheila (eds) (2001) The Oxford Companion to the Body, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Bray, George A. (2002) "A Brief History of Obesity," in Christopher G. Fairburn and Kelly D. Brownell (eds), Eating Disorders and Obesity: A Comprehensive Handbook, 2nd edn, New York: Guilford Press, pp. 382-7.

Chang, Virginia W. and Christakis, Nicholas A. (2002) "Medical Modeling of Obesity: A Transition from Action to Experience in a 20th Century American Medical Textbook," Sociology of Health and Illness

Cohen, Stanley (1972) Folk Devils and Moral Panics, London: Macgibbon and Kee.

Derbyshire, David (2004) "Warning of 'Epidemic'," Telegraph (London), June 10.

Desapriya, E.B.R. (2004) "Letter: Obesity Epidemic," The Lancet 364 (9444): 1488.

Dhurandhar, Nikhil V. (2001) "Infectobesity: Obesity of Infectious Origin," Journal of Nutrition 131:

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Finnegan, Judy and Madeley, Richard (2004) "I Was So Right to Doubt the Fat Children Report," Express Newspapers, June 12.

Fusaro, Dave (2004) "Fear and Opportunity in Vending Machines: Who Is Better Suited to Solve the Obesity Epidemic Than the Food Industry?" Food Processing 65: 6.

Haney, Daniel Q. (1987) "Study Says Childhood Obesity Increasing Among Out-of-Shape Kids," The Associated Press, May i.

Johnson, S.R., Schonfeld, D.J., Siegel, D., Krasnovsky, F.M., Boyce, J.C., Saliba, P.A., Boyce, W.T., and Perrin, E.C. (1994) "What Do Minority Elementary Students Understand About the Causes of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, Colds, and Obesity?" Journal of Developmental and Behavior Pediatrics 15 (6): 239-47.

Kolata, Gina (2007) Rethinking Thin: The New Science of Weight Loss—and the Myths and Realities of Dieting, New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Larkin, Marilynn (2002) "Combating the Global Obesity Epidemic," The Lancet 360 (9340): 1181.

Lawrence, Jeremy (2004) "Obesity Epidemic Raises Risk of Children Developing Diabetes," Independent (London), June 21.

Lodge, Thomas (1603) A Treatise of the Plague:

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Same, with the Certaine and Absolute Cure of the Fevers, Botches, and Carbuncles That Raigne in These Times: And Above All Things Most Singular Experiments and Preservatives in the Same, Gathered by the Observation of Divers Worthy Travailers, and Selected Out of the Writings of the Best Learned Phisitians in This Age, London: Edward White and N.L.

D.R., Hirsch, J., and Zabriskie, J.B. (1982) "A Virally Induced Obesity Syndrome in Mice," Science 216

Manson, JoAnn E., Skerrett, Patrick J., Greenland, Philip, and VanItallie, Theodore B. (2004) "The Escalating Pandemics of Obesity and Sedentary Lifestyle: A Call to Action for Clinicians," Archives of Internal Medicine 164 (3): 249-58.

Miller, William R. (ed.) (1980) The Addictive Behaviours: Treatment of Alcoholism, Drug Abuse, Smoking and Obesity, Oxford: Pergamon Press.

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Moonman, Eric (1976) "Fighting the West's Man-Made Epidemic," The Times (London), June 14: 12.

National Health Service (U.K.) (2004) The Government Response to the Health Select Committee's Report on Obesity, London: Stationery Office.

Venner, Tobias (1628) Via Recta Ad Vitam Longam: or, a Plaine Philosophicall Demonstration of the Nature, Faculties, and Effects of All Such Things As by Way of Nourishments Make for the Preseruation of Health with Diuers Necessary Dieticall Obseruations; As Also of the True Vse and Effects of Sleepe, Exercise, Excretions and Perturbations, with Iust Applications to Euery Age, Constitution of Body, and Time of Yeere: by to. Venner, Doctor of Physicke in Bathe. Whereunto Is Annexed a Necessary and Compendious Treatise of the Famous Baths of Bathe, Lately Published by the Same Author, London: Imprinted by Felix Kyngston, for Richard Moore, and are to be sold at his shop in Saint Dunstans Church-yard in Fleetstreet.

Zhang, Y., Proenca, R., Maffei, M., Barone, M., Leopold, L. and Friedman, J.M. (1994) "Positional Cloning of the Mouse Obese Gene and Its Human Homologue," Nature 372 (6505): 425-31.

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