View Full Version : It’s Not Your Fault You Are Fat. Here’s Why!

06-17-14, 08:48 PM
Mark Hyman, MD (http://drhyman.com/blog/author/admin/)
June 16, 2014

The message pushed on us by our own government, health agencies, professional organizations and especially the food industry is this:
It’s your fault you are fat. Just eat less and exercise more.

But is there any evidence that’s true? Do 70 percent of Americans just wake up every day thinking, “I want to be fat! How can I eat more and exercise less today!?”
Are we all really just lazy gluttons who love to pig out and lay around on the couch?

There is something much more insidious and dangerous at the root of The United States of Diabesity.
Here are the real causes of obesity and the evidence that proves each to be true:

Keep reading: http://drhyman.com/blog/2014/06/16/fault-fat-heres/

06-17-14, 08:49 PM
From the article: "In animal studies, (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PLoS+ONE+%282%288%29%3Ae698) rats work eight times harder to get sugar than they work to get cocaine. The authors of one study said, “Cocaine reward pales in comparison to sugar.” Another study (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Nat+Neurosci.+2010+May%3A13%285%29%3A635-641) found that rats continue to eat sugar even after they start to get electric shocks to deter them. Giving a drug to block the effects of heroin (naltrexone) to rats addicted to sugar makes them go into immediate withdrawal (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Physiol+Behav.+2008+June+9%3B+94+%283%29%3A3 09-15)."