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Does prenatal exposure to chemicals called 'obesogens' help explain the epidemic of obesity?

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Mike Feenaughty (267)
Friday November 5, 2010, 8:36 am

Gravitas S. (7)
Friday November 5, 2010, 9:02 am
We definitely need to get these chemicals out of the environment because they are causing diabetes, then the victim is blamed for not controlling their weight. However, lets not forget long before the Industrial Revolution, a small part of the population was genetically fat. Many lived long healthy lives. Fat people should not be lumped into one category.

Carol H. (229)
Friday November 5, 2010, 9:09 am
thanks Cal, noted

Monica D. (580)
Friday November 5, 2010, 3:24 pm
Interesting. "Caren Helbing, a researcher at the University of Victoria who worked on the triclosan study, notes, Its critical to realize that some of the manufactured chemicals that have been important for protecting people, like flame retardants, were designed without thinking about how they would change the way hormones in humans work. "

greenplanet e. (157)
Friday November 5, 2010, 4:01 pm
And some people are starving in the world....

Deborah Litster (30)
Friday November 5, 2010, 4:10 pm
All these chemicals probably do a lot of things help make kids less active maybe less likely to eat whats good for them none of this would surprise me as I am quite old and remember thinking an apple tasted wonderful and an orange and everything else that was good for me I was one of those who thought McDonalds tasted like hospital food but today mcdonalds is doing awfully well and nobody seems to notice the similarity

KS Goh (0)
Saturday November 6, 2010, 12:36 am
Thanks for the article.

Kerrie G. (135)
Saturday November 6, 2010, 11:07 am
Noted, thanks.

Heather R. (5)
Sunday November 7, 2010, 4:21 am
Another factor is that we restrict our children's movement more. For example, we put them in strollers instead of letting them walk.
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