Calories are the culprits
Lack of physical exercise is not likely to be a key factor in Western obesity rates, according to a new study which suggests that, over-consumption of calories is the biggest culprit.
Physical activity certainly does have health benefits, and increased physical activity has been shown to play an important role in weight loss and weight-maintenance programs.
However, this research shows that energy intake should be the focus, rather than energy expenditure.
This study must also have implications for the food and beverage industry, and more especially, their community obligations about advertising convenience foods during family TV programs.