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Obesity Causes

Obesity Fight Must Shift From Personal Blame, IOM Urges

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2012 | Healthy Living

* Report targets "obesogenic" environment, not individuals * Makes schools the center of the obesity fight * Consider ta...

Are Environmental Chemicals Making Us Fat?

Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS | Posted 06.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS

A small but growing number of researchers believe that environmental pollutants and industrial chemicals are to blame for the obesity epidemic. This, of course, bucks the conventional wisdom that our increasing girth is simply the result of eating too much and exercising too little.

Fitness and Obesity Trends to Watch for in 2012: It's Not a Small World After All

Carole Carson | Posted 03.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Carole Carson

By 2020, four out of five of your friends, coworkers, family members and neighbors will be overweight or obese, and half of them will be diabetic or prediabetic. Today's reality, however, does not dictate the future.

Obesity: Character Flaw Or Neurochemical Disease?

Carole Carson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Carole Carson

The reality is that obesity is a chronic, relapsing, neurochemical disease with a genetic basis. Simply telling an obese person to "eat less and exercise more" is overly simplistic and demonstrably ineffective