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Can Reducing Your Exposure to Toxic Chemicals Prevent Obesity?

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  • According to the World Health Organization, at least 2.8 million people die annually due to factors related to being overweight or obese and obesity rates have tripled since 1975
  • Researchers from two Portuguese universities presented findings at the 20th European Congress of Endocrinology suggesting hormone-disrupting chemicals may be linked to obesity
  • The scientists offered seven recommendations to help minimize your exposure to environmental toxins suspected to increase your risk of becoming obese
  • While their recommendations are beneficial, it’s important to underscore the importance of healthy eating, regular exercise and sufficient high-quality sleep in the fight against obesity

By Dr. Mercola

Research presented at the 20th European Congress of Endocrinology in Barcelona once again draws attention to hormone-disrupting chemicals and their suspected link to obesity. Researchers from two Portuguese universities evaluated current studies on obesity-causing chemicals, also known as "obesogens," to determine where people are most likely to come in contact with them.


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