Study Finds Recently Banned, Common Insecticide Promotes Obesity Development, and Related Illnesses

September 2, 2021 | A McMaster University (Canada) study published in Nature Communications demonstrates exposure to the organophosphate insecticide chlorpyrifos promotes obesity development, even at low doses. Obesity generally occurs following a caloric imbalance between food intake, absorption, and energy expenditure. Although various factors can promote obesity, the study results indicate that chlorpyrifos negatively affects […]

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Study Finds Controversial Pesticide May Contribute to Obesity

  (Beyond Pesticides, December 2, 2008) Tributyltin (also known as TBT), a ubiquitous pollutant that has a potent effect on gene activity, could be promoting obesity, according to an article in the December issue of BioScience, the journal of the American Institute of Biological Sciences. The chemical is used in antifouling paints for boats, as […]

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Chemicals May Play Role in Rise in Obesity

  By Elizabeth Grossman Special to The Washington Post Monday, March 12, 2007; Page A06 Too many calories and too little exercise are undeniably the major factors contributing to the obesity epidemic, but several recent animal studies suggest that environmental exposure to widely used chemicals may also help make people fat. The evidence is preliminary, […]

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