Socioeconomic Status, Risk of Obesity, and the Importance of Albert J. Stunkard

Academic Article


  • Albert J. Stunkard's influential career in obesity research spanned over 50 years and included several landmark studies on social factors related to obesity. This review discusses the important contributions Stunkard made to research on the relationship between socioeconomic status socioeconomic status and obesity, extensions of his work, and reflects on Stunkard's role in the mentoring of succeeding generations of scientists.
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    Author List

  • Pavela G; Lewis DW; Locher J; Allison DB
  • Start Page

  • 132
  • End Page

  • 139
  • Volume

  • 5
  • Issue

  • 1