Childhood obesity and environmental chemicals.

  title={Childhood obesity and environmental chemicals.},
  author={Michele La Merrill and Linda S Birnbaum},
  journal={The Mount Sinai journal of medicine, New York},
  volume={78 1},
Childhood and adolescent rates of obesity and overweight are continuing to increase in much of the world. Risk factors such as diet composition, excess caloric intake, decreased exercise, genetics, and the built environment are active areas of etiologic research. The obesogen hypothesis, which postulates that prenatal and perinatal chemical exposure can contribute to risk of childhood and adolescent obesity, remains relatively underexamined. This review surveys numerous classes of chemicals for… CONTINUE READING
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