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Exercise Won’t Fix the Obesity Epidemic, Researchers Argue

The food industry has helped push the belief that people's sedentary lifestyles are solely to blame for widespread obesity, three researchers argue in a new editorial. And by doing so, the industry has deflected attention from the role that sugary drinks and junk food play in making people fat, said Dr. Aseem Malhotra and his colleagues.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Although exercise is good for weight maintenance, it has little benefit for weight loss.  To lose weight, you have to reduce hunger, and this means increasing the levels of the hormones released from the gut (like PYY) that tell the brain to stop eating.


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