January 2008 Obesity Causes List



January 2008

Not getting enough sleep causes obesity

This reduced insulin sensitivity was comparable to the effect of gaining 20 or 30 pounds. Earlier studies found that not getting enough sleep can increase the risk of obesity and diabetes.


Surviving childhood lukemia causes obesity

Childhood Leukemia Survivors At Risk for Harmful Obesity


Children not sleeping enough causes obesity

Children who get less than nine hours of sleep a night are more likely to be overweight or obese, new research shows.


The economy causes obesity

“I argue that technology and an advancing economy are responsible for the rise in obesity rates …”


Maternal obesity causes childhood obesity

“…pregnant women who are overweight or obese are more likely to give birth to heavier babies at higher risk of becoming obese adult