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Documentary Exposes How Sugar and Our Food System Fuels Obesity

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  • Everything you have been told about diet and exercise for the past 30 years may be wrong
  • No amount of exercise will reverse the obesity epidemic if the modern food system is not fixed
  • By far, the greatest factor fueling the childhood obesity epidemic is excess dietary sugar, which may be eight times as addictive as cocaine
  • Contrary to recent media reports claiming victory in the fight against obesity, rates for children in the “severely obese” category have increased over the past 14 years
  • The “calories in, calories out” myth continues to be circulated by the media, food industry, regulators, and many healthcare professionals

By Dr. Mercola

In February, a study published in JAMA by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared that obesity rates among two- to five-year olds declined by 43 percent in the past decade, dropping from 14 percent in 2003 to eight percent in 2012. Obesity rates for other age groups were said to have "stabilized."


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