Perinatal exposure to environmental estrogens and the development of obesity.

  title={Perinatal exposure to environmental estrogens and the development of obesity.},
  author={Retha R. Newbold and Elizabeth Padilla-Banks and Ryan J. Snyder and Wendy N. Jefferson},
  journal={Molecular nutrition & food research},
  volume={51 7},
Dietary substances and xenobiotic compounds with hormone-like activity can disrupt the programming of endocrine signaling pathways that are established during perinatal differentiation. The consequences of this disruption may not be apparent until later in life but increasing evidence implicates developmental exposure to environmental hormone-mimics with a growing list of adverse health effects including reproductive problems and increased cancer risks. Obesity has recently been proposed to be… CONTINUE READING
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