The Cause Of Obesity

Consider that people who live in the third world who don’t have enough money for food have just as much trouble with obesity as we do. Consider that you have to eat only 20 calories a day (1/5 of a slice of an apple) more than you expend to balloon into obesity. Consider the total weight of food you eat over a decade. Consider that there has been a North American epidemic of obesity and diabetes that started around 1980. Fat does not distribute evenly. Its distribution is controlled by hormones. Consider that the function of insulin is to lower blood sugar by removing it from the blood and encapsulating it as fat. What can account for obesity given all this? — a diet consisting mainly of sugars and starches, just as my mother claimed.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69) Gary Taubes lecture click to watch