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Responding to: Toward Understanding the Biology of Crime in Trinidad and Tobago

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.254
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579-82

 

The Editor,

Sir,

I have read with great interest the article by Derek Emmanuel “Toward Understanding the Biology of Crime in Trinidad and Tobago”, available at doi: 10.7727/wimj.2013.297. I too have observed the escalation of crime in Trinidad and Tobago and concur with Emmanuel’s hypothesis with regard to the existence of a biological connection.

Accepted: 
16 Nov, 2015
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e-Published: 04 Apr, 2016

Mini-review: Obesity in Caribbean Youth

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.379
Pages: 
250–62
Synopsis: 
This paper addresses causes and strategies to combat the tsunami of obesity in Caribbean youth and explain how hitherto-overlooked components, such as non-genetic transgenerational effects, genetics, pathogens, and obesogens lead to obesity. We estimated the annual economic obesity burden at 68.5 billion USD.

ABSTRACT

Objective: Our focus was on the determination of the growing number of youths of every race and ethnicity, diagnosed with obesity and its co-morbidities in the Caribbean. We reviewed the causes and strategies to combat obesity, and the implications of the fast food industry in enabling the escalation of obesity.

Accepted: 
25 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 01 Apr, 2015
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