10 Factors Linked to Rise in Obesity

Study finds other factors (besides overeating and getting too little exercise) that could contribute to America's high obesity rates.

  • Sleep deprivation boosts hunger
  • Pollution and chemicals can disrupt hormones
  • Widespread heating and airconditioning use, which prevents the maximum burning of calories
  • Use of some medications shown to increase weight
  • An aging population prone to obesity
  • Decreased smoking rates
  • Older women bearin

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