9 Reasons Why Obesity is Not Just a Choice

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1. INTRODUCTION

In 2012, up to 35% of US adults and 17% of teens were obese (1). Many people blame obesity on poor dietary choices and inactivity, but it’s not always that simple. Other factors can have powerful effects on body weight and obesity, some of which are outside of the person’s control. These include genetics, environmental factors, certain medical conditions and more.

This article lists 9 compelling reasons why obesity is not just a choice.

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Kris Gunnars is a medical student, personal trainer and someone who has spent years reading books, blogs and research studies on health and nutrition. Kris believes that there is an immense amount of evidence that runs completely contradictory to what the governments and dietitians around the world are recommending. Since starting medical school and becoming a personal trainer, he's learned that the textbooks on nutrition that our future doctors and health authorities read are based on that same faulty or nonexistent evidence. Kris' goal is change that! For more from Kris- Subscribe to Free Updates from his website or click the links above to follow him on Facebook or Twitter.