Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, September 6th, 2004
"Only a few studies have been conducted to determine the historical background of obesity, and even fewer have focused on specific writers who have made great contributions on the subject. Galen was among the first to establish scientific methods to describe and treat morbid obesity, and a presentation of his ideas is important because of the influence he has exerted even up to modern times. The methodology of the current research was based on detailed study of Galen's treatises, which concern the nature of obesity, the etiology, the consequences, and the...
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