"In general, to become obese there has to be some sort of mismatch between energy intake and energy expenditure," she noted. Again, that gets back to the same old advice: Eat healthfully and exercise regularly to keep weight under control.
There's more on the causes of obesity at ObesityinAmerica.
SOURCES: Magdalena Pasarica, M.D., Ph.D., obesity researcher, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge; Barbara B. Kahn, M.D., chief, division of endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and professor, medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston; presentation, national meeting, American Chemical Society, Aug. 19-23, 2007, Boston
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