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.
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.
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