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Monthly Archives: June 2010

Is it good to be overweight (but not obese)?

TweetWhile researching the material for the June 11 2010 article on obesity, I ran across the recent work of Katherine M. Flegal and her colleagues at the National Center for Health Statistics of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Flegal has long been a leading obesity epidemiologist, and led the research that…

Can gut bacteria cause obesity?

TweetWhat causes obesity? To many people, the answer is obvious. Obesity is caused by eating too much food and/or not getting enough exercise. Obese and overweight people lack ‚Äúpersonal responsibility‚ÄĚ or have become addicted to food the same way that one becomes addicted to smoking. The alarming worldwide rise in obesity over the past several…