Possible Mechanisms Underlying Obesity And Diabetes Trends And Disparities

What are the underlying causes for these trends? Among researchers there has been an increasing consensus that changes in dietary and physical activity patterns are driven by changes in the environment and by the changing incentives that people face (1,2). Many factors have been suggested as causes of the "obesity epidemic" and related health disparities—automobiles, television, fast food, computer use, vending machines, suburban housing developments, food portion sizes, and countless others. These are also the same factors that will either simplify or complicate adherence to recommended behavioral changes to maintain weight or manage diabetes. Putting a multitude of isolated data points into a coherent picture is a challenging but necessary task to assess whether proposed solutions are promising or likely to lead us down a blind alley.

Dieting Dilemma and Skinny Solutions

Dieting Dilemma and Skinny Solutions

The captivating thing about diets is that you don't get what is researched or predicted or calculated but rather, you get precisely what you expect. If the diet resonates with you then it will likely work, if it doesn't resonate, it won't.

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