The goal of studying obesity is, ultimately, to try to reverse its dramatic rise and to close these gaps in its incidence among groups. To do that, policymakers need to understand the processes that led to the increase and the disparities in the first place -- not just what factors matter, but how and why they matter. Much public attention has gone to the role of cheap "junk" food, for example. Much less has gone to explaining why some cohorts consume so much of it and become obese, while others do not and maintain completely different weight norms.Not much clear from this preliminary studies on finding an effective solution on this growing problem where it has been empirically shown that rise in obesities directly relates how low someone is in economic ladder. Genetics indeed play a role on this growing epidemic, but more than that, social "norms" play much bigger role, where established obstacles in freeing the less privileged ones from downtrodden economic shackles contribute to lowering the expectation from a struggled life.
Obesity and the Influence of Others