INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – According to a new study, it was easier to be thin 20 years ago.
The study in Obesity Research and Clinical Practice says millennials will end up fatter than people 20 to 40 years ago, even if they eat and exercise the same.
Researchers looked at data from nearly 51,000 Americans. They say a person in 2006 who ate and worked out the same amount as someone the same age in 1988, had a BMI 2.3 points higher. That means, they’d be about 10 percent heavier.
Researchers say it may be because nowadays we’re exposed to more chemicals and prescription drug use has risen – including antidepressants which have been linked to weight gain.