Obesogens

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OBESOGENS

“...researchers are gathering convincing evidence of chemical ‘obesogens’—dietary, pharmaceutical, and industrial compounds that may alter metabolic processes and predispose some people to gain weight. Most known or suspected obesogens are endocrine disruptors. Many are widespread, and exposures are suspected or confirmed to be quite common...In one 2010 study, Kurunthachalam Kannan, a professor of environmental sciences at the University at Albany, State University of New York, documented organotins in a designer handbag, wallpaper, vinyl blinds, tile, and vacuum cleaner dust collected from houses. Phthalates, plasticizers that also have been related to obesity in humans, occur in many PVC items as well as in scented items such as air fresheners, laundry products, and personal care products.” - www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3279464/


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