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Gaining A New Perspective On The Cause Of Obesity

Researchers have shown in mice obesity may be an immune-related condition with one molecule playing a major role in its development.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

I have been stating this concept that inflammation is the underlying cause of obesity for more than 20 years.  The best way to resolve inflammation is to increase the production of hormones known as resolvins that bring inflammation back to equilibrium.  Resolvins can only be made if you have high enough levels of omega-3 fatty acids in the blood.  Since most Americans are highly deficient in omega-3 fatty acid levels, it is not surprising that our obesity epidemic continues.

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