October 2008 Obesity Causes List

The following were media stories showing the causes of obesity. They are listed with their sources and comments.


Hypothalamus pathway: Scientists have found that people who eat a high sugar diet enabled a pathway in the hypothalamus that causes over eating. To me it seems that not eating those things would help.

The ultimate goal will certainly be to identify a selective and effective suppressor of the pathway to target related neurons.


Cleaning your plate: Remember when you were a kid and your Mom told you to clean your plate before you got up and left the table? Usually, the directive was caused by failing to eat your veggies. Now, experts say this can cause obesity.

Seeing a large amount of food in front of you can lead you to believe that someone decided this portion was the right amount to eat.