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Why are we so fat despite our best efforts?

If you only focus on diet and exercise you're missing a huge influence—chemicals in our environment that promote weight gain.

When you think about the causes of overweight and obesity, conditions that now affect the majority of Americans, two factors likely come to mind immediately: dreadful dietary habits and lack of exercise. This is what I call the "orthodox wisdom" that we hear all the time.

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