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Food flavorings may be fueling obesity epidemic

Fat, sugar, and carbohydrates are common culprits when discussing the skyrocketing obesity epidemic, a disease now affecting one-third of the US population. However, in the new book, "The Dorito Effect," author Mark Schatzker argues that food flavorings, which include everything from syrups to spices to sauces, are a big part of the problem affecting Americans' waistlines.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Flavorings have been used for hundreds of years to enhance the taste of any food.  The reason we have an obesity epidemic is inflammation is making us hungrier than in the past.

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