Washington: Bulging waistlines may have more to do with collective behaviour than genetics or individual choices, according to a new study.The research team, led by City College of New York physicist Hernan Makse, found correlations between the epidemic`s geography and food marketing and distribution patterns."We found there is a relationship between the prevalence of obesity and the growth of the supermarket economy," Makse, a professor, said. "While we can`t claim causality because we don`t know whether obesity is driven by market forces or vice versa, the obesity epidemic can`t be solved by focus on individual behaviour," the journal Scientific Reports said.
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