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Old 2020-08-13, 20:34   #1005
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That doesn't explain why other species, including feral or on measured rations in labs, are also increasingly obese. Something in the water? https://www.livescience.com/10277-ob...e-animals.html
The article does speculate as to possible causes toward the end - if I had to lay odds, I would guess the estrogen-mimicking chemicals humans have flooded the globe with (byproduct of plastic production) might be to blame. More-recent human generations would thus have the following triple whammy at work:

1. Processed food, esp. those loaded with high-fructose corn syrup and other "empty calories";

2. Ever-increasing sedentism;

3. Estrogen-mimicking chemicals.
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