Consumption Junction: Childhood Obesity Determined Largely by Environmental Factors, Not Genes or Sloth

Scientific American: April 9, 2013

New evidence is confirming that the environment kids live in has a greater impact than factors such as genetics, insufficient physical activity or other elements in efforts to control child obesity. Three new studies, published in the April 8Pediatrics, land on the import of the ‘nurture’ side of the equation and focus on specific circumstances in children’s or teen’s lives that potentially contribute to unhealthy bulk. Read more