Category Archives: Obesogenic Food

Causes of the Obesity Epidemic in the United States; A Post by Joseph Dixon, April 12, 2014

After teaching/directing Obesity: Biology, Behavior, and Management for two semesters, I have attained an appreciation of the complexity of obesity and its causes and its effects on individuals and the population in general. Having taught Nutrition and Health for close to 25 years, I had a basic understanding of obesity, but I never went into …

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Obesity: Control of food intake, including the endocannabinoids. Also, a review of: “The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food,” by Michael Moss

A lecture was presented by Joe Dixon on February 26, 2014 on the subject of the control of food intake in humans. This area has now been researched for over sixty years and we are still in the infancy of understanding this complex process. However, it is evident that the food companies have made significant …

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