Obesity in Byzantine and in modern era from a public health perspective Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Obesity is one of today's most serious and amplified public health problems. Surprisingly, obesity constituted a health problem through the Byzantine Empire (3rd to 15th century AD) as well; the extent of the problem was then very much alike to that one seen in modem industrialized and developing countries of today. In this report we perform an historical throwback in Byzantine years in order to explore the link regarding the aspects of obesity in these years and in modem era.

authors

  • Polychronopoulos, E
  • Eftychiades, A
  • Panagiotakos, B
  • Chrysohoou, C
  • Toutouzas, P
  • Marketos, S

publication date

  • December 1, 2004