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Obesity: a problem of darwinian proportions?
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PMID:  17045229     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Obesity has been described as an abnormality arising from the evolution of man, who becomes fat during the time of perpetual plenty. From the perspective of "Darwinian Medicine," if famine is avoided, obesity will prevail. Problems regarding obesity arise within many disciplines, including socioeconomic environments, the educational system, science, law, and government. This article will discuss various ethical aspects of several disciplines regarding obesity, with a focus on scientific inquiry. We will discuss this within the categories: (1) chronic kidney disease predialysis, (2) dialysis, and (3) renal transplantation. This article aims to help nephrologists and their patients navigate through the ethical aspects of obesity and chronic kidney disease.
Suzanne Watnick
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Advances in chronic kidney disease     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1548-5595     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2006 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-10-18     Completed Date:  2007-01-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101209214     Medline TA:  Adv Chronic Kidney Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  428-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Bariatrics / ethics*
Bioethical Issues
Food / economics
Kidney Transplantation / ethics
Nephrology / ethics*
Obesity* / economics,  epidemiology
Renal Dialysis / ethics
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
United States / epidemiology

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