Fardels of the heart
obesity and the unbearable heaviness of being
Health problems related to excessive weight or obesity have acquired major importance in modern Western societies. In Australia it is said that nearly two thirds of people are overweight and about one third are obese. A long list of health problems is attributed to or associated with excessive weight and the economic cost is said also to be great.
Komesaroff, P. (2011)., Fardels of the heart: obesity and the unbearable heaviness of being, in , Clinical ethics and the necessity of stories, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 139-152.
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