Globesity: 10 Things You Didn’t Know Were Making You Fat
Clare Fleishman RD MS
There’s no denying that the world is big and getting bigger. An astounding 1.4 billion adults—one in three—are overweight, according to the World Health Organization.
Globesity: 10 Things You Didn’t Know Were Making You Fat is a fascinating search into why so many of us are tipping the scales. Registered dietitian and health writer Clare Fleishman explores some surprising new suspects: air conditioning, viruses, pollution and seven others which get little notice as lack of will power shoulders the blame.
- Why has the rapid rise in obesity mirrored air conditioner usage?
- Could obesity be contagious?
- Which pollutants make us pack on the pounds?
This important work examines how we live in a new century and why obesity is spreading faster than fast-food franchises. Anyone who ever struggled with their weight will find a fresh approach to a stubborn problem as well as new ideas to turn it around.