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Gaining A New Perspective On The Cause Of Obesity

There's little doubt the United States has an obesity problem. At the moment, over one-third of Americans are considered to be obese and the numbers continue to rise. Public health officials have been trying to figure out how to combat this growing concern yet there appears to be few answers.

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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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