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The Most Popular Theory About What Causes Obesity May Be Very Wrong

You've heard it over and over again: The obesity crisis, which affects more than a third of US adults and costs the country hundreds of billions of dollars every year, is due to the fact that people eat more calories than they expend.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

What makes you consume excess calories is inflammation in the hypothalamus as well as the inability to generate sufficient satiety hormones (like PYY and GLP-1) in the gut.  Sugar has a role to play in obesity, but not has large as saturated fat (especially palmitic acid), and excess omega-6 fatty acids in causing inflammation.  Simple theory based on simple thinking.

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