Endocrine disruptors and obesity

  title={Endocrine disruptors and obesity},
  author={Jerrold J. Heindel and Retha Newbold and Thaddeus T. Schug},
  journal={Nature Reviews Endocrinology},
The increasing incidence of obesity is a serious global public health challenge. Although the obesity epidemic is largely fueled by poor nutrition and lack of exercise, certain chemicals have been shown to potentially have a role in its aetiology. A substantial body of evidence suggests that a subclass of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), which interfere with endocrine signalling, can disrupt hormonally regulated metabolic processes, especially if exposure occurs during early development… CONTINUE READING
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