10 surprising causes of obesity

AVID blogger and former executive director of the American Obesity Association Morgan Downey has been recording published research into all the reported causes of obesity.1

At latest count he hit 104 causes. While most of these are unsurprising, there are some interesting new candidates — all with links to at least one scientifically published article.

1. Celebrity chefs: English researchers have carried out nutritional assessments of 26 celebrity chefs’ recipes and compared these with the national nutritional guidelines.2 As might be expected,