From an Endocrine Society linkurl:press release; describing a study presented at their national conference this week: 'Our preliminary results indicate that body weight is compromised and weight goes up when people are exposed to an environment with unlimited availability of palatable food and low levels of daily activity,' said University of Chicago researcher Plamen Penev. Stop the presses! Read further, and you realize that what Penev was actually trying to study was whether disturbed sleep has an effect on insulin resistance. That may actually be important. So aside from the fact that this environment seems to describe the US, did we really need that quote?

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