Obesity: Five Take-Home Messages That Might Challenge Your Assumptions

Lots of thought-provoking concepts here, ably demonstrating what I’ve believed for a long time, that tackling obesity isn’t just a question of “eat less, move more”. Nothing about the human body is simple, so why would we imagine that eating/hunger/satiety/taste/energy be the only ‘simple’ thing? Thanks for a great post Carrie!

Carrie Rubin

Last fall I attended the Cleveland Clinic’s 10th Annual Obesity Summit, a conference I like to go to whenever I can. During the event, I live tweeted snippets from various expert speakers. Given the complex nature of overweight/obesity,* I thought it might be interesting to expound on some of them.

  1. Preventable Chronic Disease

Notice the above tweet does not say “50% of obese U.S. adults.” Regardless of our number on the scale,half of us could better our health by improving our diet and physical activity, no medication required. For example:

  • We could lower our risk of type 2 diabetes by eating less sugar and more whole grains and vegetables.
  • We could increase our bone density by doing weight-bearing exercise and eating…

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3 thoughts on “Obesity: Five Take-Home Messages That Might Challenge Your Assumptions”

  1. Thank you so much for the reblog. Much appreciated! If we can at least make a few more people understand the complexity more and finger point less, than we can call that a good day. 🙂

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