The Role of Personal Responsibility in the Obesity Epidemic

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How does personal responsibility factor into weight gain and obesity? The power of the “eat more” food environment may overcome our conscious controls.

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It can be helpful perhaps to take a step back and think of what’s at stake here. We’re not just talking about being manipulated into buying a different brand of toothpaste. The obesity pandemic has resulted in millions of deaths and untold suffering, and if you’re not mad yet, brace yourself for my next video, The Role of Corporate Influence in the Obesity Epidemic (

This is the 9th in this 11-part series. If you missed any, see:
• The Role of Diet vs. Exercise in the Obesity Epidemic (
• The Role of Genes in the Obesity Epidemic (
• The Thrifty Gene Theory: Survival of the Fattest (
• Cut the Calorie-Rich-And-Processed Foods (
• The Role of Processed Foods in the Obesity Epidemic (
• The Role of Taxpayer Subsidies in the Obesity Epidemic (
• The Role of Marketing in the Obesity Epidemic (
• The Role of Food Advertisements in the Obesity Epidemic (

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Thanks for watching. I hope you’ll join in the evidence-based nutrition revolution!
-Michael Greger, MD FACLM

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