10 Reasons for Obesity
- Air Conditioning and Fewer Smokers Given as Reasons - Fat People
Mating with Fat People Another Cause
June 27th 2006
Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham have come up
with 10 reasons for obesity. Diet and exercise are important, but there
are other unexpected obesity factors according to David B. Allison.
The number one reason on the list is (1) inadequate sleep. According to
new research, lack of sleep can cause weight gain and that chronic sleep
deprivation boosts appetite and eating. Allison says (2) endocrine
disruptor substances, found in foods, pesticides, plastics and some
drugs that may alter fats in the body, can lead to obesity.
The third reason is air conditioning (3). People who work in
air-conditioned offices burn fewer calories and may become fatter.
Allison also says that the increased number of Hispanics (4) has caused
the obesity numbers to go up.