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Yes, America’s Obesity Rates Are Still (Slowly) Rising

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Dr. Barry Sears

The reason obesity continues to increase is because we are more hungry.  The primary cause is increased hypothalamic inflammation that disrupts the hormonal signaling that cause satiety.  Much to the dismay of high-fat diet supporters, it is the saturated fatty acid, palmitic acid, that is the most active agent in the cause of hypothalamic inflammation.  More disturbing is that the rate of diabetes is showing no slowdown.  More ominously, as diabetes increases, you are also seeing a rapid increase in Alzheimer’s.  They are all linked by increased inflammation.

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