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  • Obesity is the result of biochemical forces which cannot be controlled notes Robert Lustig, MD


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    Monday, June 25, 2012 1:20 pm Email this article
    "When it comes down to it, our hardwiring, our evolutionary biology that determines our survival and our energy balance, it overrides our… will in many cases, and obesity is a perfect example of that because when people get in front of a highly-palatable food environment, the brain sends the strongest signals it has for us to quickly and impulsively to eat that highly-palatable food" notes Elissa Epel from the Center for Obesity Assessment, Study and Treatment, University of California, San Francisco in the 7-part video series called “The Skinny on Obesity” (Episode 7).

    Society must set policies

    Public policies are necessary to solve the obesity problems

    “So, I think that part of the solution is that we have to realize that it’s not up to the individual, it is up to us as a society, and we absolutely need food policy changes.

    “The economics of food determine how fat [we] are.”

    Reference

    Robert Lustig, MD. The The Skinny on Obesity, Episode 7.
    UCTV Prime: The Skinny on Obesity

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