Thursday, July 27, 2006


Why We're Fatter

This article points out other reasons that obesity is on the rise in the West, apart from the obvious of a more sedentary lifestyle and more highly processed foods.

These are things like:

  • not enough sleep: sleep deprivation messes with the hormones for appetite
  • contamination of water and food with excess female hormone, or chemicals which mimic female hormones and prevent male hormones functioning
  • heating and air conditioning: people's bodies don't have to work as hard to keep their body temperature at the right level, which would otherwise burn up calories
  • drugs: antidepressants, hormonal contraceptives, blood pressure medication and such-like, which are associated with weight-gain.

I must get more sleep! :D

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