Are Toxic Chemicals in Our Food Making Us Fat?
One obvious factor is our change in lifestyle. Americans move less in our day-to-day lives than in the past, but we often still eat the same amount of food. These excess calories are then stored away as fat.
Recent research, however, reveals a more complex causality for the obesity epidemic, with science suggesting that environmental chemicals also play a role. Certain chemicals are suspected of altering when, why and how much the body creates fat cells or stores fat in existing cells.
Chemicals found in our food, home and work environments and in the products we buy are among the substances linked to how our body creates or stores fat. [Read more…]