Teenage Obesity: The TV Isn't To BlamePosted on Nov 11th 2009 11:00AM by Martha Edwards
Filed Under: Diet & Weight Loss
Of course, if obesity isn't caused by a reduction of calories being burned off, the only other logical explanation is that it's caused by an increase in the calories being consumed -- we're getting just as much activity as we did before, but it's simply not enough to make up for all the extra food we're consuming. In fact, other experts argue that the surge in obesity levels in youngsters is caused by food alone -- exercise habits don't even factor into the equation.
Hey, nobody's saying that exercise isn't important -- it's definitely an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. But when it comes to obesity levels in teenagers, it seems the problem starts at the dinner table, not the couch.
Many people are also pointing fingers at school lunches -- students in Chicago can fill up on nachos five days a week.