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Old 2020-08-13, 20:34   #1005
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Originally Posted by kriesel View Post
That doesn't explain why other species, including feral or on measured rations in labs, are also increasingly obese. Something in the water?
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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