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Title: Environmental Obesogens and Their Impact on Susceptibility to Obesity: New Mechanisms and Chemicals.

Authors: Egusquiza, Riann Jenay; Blumberg, Bruce

Published In Endocrinology, (2020 03 01)

Abstract: The incidence of obesity has reached an all-time high, and this increase is observed worldwide. There is a growing need to understand all the factors that contribute to obesity to effectively treat and prevent it and associated comorbidities. The obesogen hypothesis proposes that there are chemicals in our environment termed obesogens that can affect individual susceptibility to obesity and thus help explain the recent large increases in obesity. This review discusses current advances in our understanding of how obesogens act to affect health and obesity susceptibility. Newly discovered obesogens and potential obesogens are discussed, together with future directions for research that may help to reduce the impact of these pervasive chemicals.

PubMed ID: 32067051 Exiting the NIEHS site

MeSH Terms: Adipogenesis/drug effects*; Animals; Environmental Pollutants/adverse effects*; Female; Humans; Obesity/chemically induced*; Pregnancy; Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects

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