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Environmental toxins, obesity, and diabetes: an emerging risk factor.

  title={Environmental toxins, obesity, and diabetes: an emerging risk factor.},
  author={Mark A. Hyman},
  journal={Alternative therapies in health and medicine},
  volume={16 2},
  • M. Hyman
  • Published 1 March 2010
  • Medicine
  • Alternative therapies in health and medicine
T he inviolable assumption that obesity is simply a thermodynamic problem of calories in/calories out is being dissembled by the science linking environmental toxins to obesity and diabetes. Exposure to environmental toxins in the absence of increased caloric intake induces weight gain and insulin resistance. Stated simply, toxins are an invisible, unappreciated cause of obesity and diabetes. Clearly, our sedentary, high-stress lifestyle and our high-glycemic, trans fat– and saturated fat–rich… 

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