The business of weight loss may not just depend on calories in and out any longer. Scientists have discovered a group of frustrating endocrine disruptors, both chemical and natural, that alter our human regulatory systems, increase fat cells, and decrease the calories we burn. They’ve labeled these products “Obesogens,” and the EPA has spent $20 million on researching these chemically amped weight loss spoilers.
According to the web magazine Molecular Biology, obesity is the result of a positive energy balance, i.e. too many calories in and too few calories burned. It explains how fat cannot be accumulated without a higher caloric intake than expenditure.