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Overeating Not Inactivity May Help Explain Child Obesity Rates

Updated: Jun 23

Samuel Urlacher explains how diet, not lack of physical activity, may be behind childhood obesity increase. This article is based on findings from Urlacher SS, Snodgrass JJ, Dugas LR, Sugiyama LS, Liebert MA, Joyce CJ, and Pontzer H. 2019. Constraint and trade-offs regulate energy expenditure during childhood. Science Advances.

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