Here is an interview with Gary Taubes explaining why we came to believe the current dogma that obesity is caused by eating more and exercising less.
Also worth reading: What if It's All Been a Big Fat Lie? also by Gary Taubes.
Again, I would like to point out that the number of diabetics is in increase. Diabetics have a higher chance of developing other chronic diseases. Diabetes is caused by high sugar and refined carbohydrate consumption. Therefore, anything that causes diabetes, also contributes to the development of other diseases.
Next time, I'll talk about AGEs (advanced glycation end-products) and their relationship with chronic diseases and aging.