Health, with a Grain of Salt

Explaining the science and debunking the myths of nutrition, metabolism, and health.

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Obesity is Not a Disease of Sloth and Gluttony*

The most recent data from the CDC indicates that approximately 35% of American adults have obesity (1). In order to reduce prevalence of this disease (yes, disease), a popular notion is that people with obesity just need to “eat less and move more.” Indeed, many public health programs use this concept as their primary approach…

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