Reducing exposure to hormone-disrupting chemicals helps tackle obesity

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New Delhi, May 21 (ANI): According to a study, minimising exposure to common hormone-disrupting chemicals may help reduce obesity rates. Chemicals that interfere with how our bodies store and process fat are referred to as 'obesogens', and have been suggested as a possible contributor to the increasing number of obesity cases. Obesogens reprogram how our cells work in two main ways: they can promote fat accumulation through increasing the number and size of fat cells or by increasing appetite, or they can make it more difficult to lose fat by changing our ability to burn calories. Based on the findings of the review, the researchers suggest specific recommendations to reduce ‘obesogen’ exposure.

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