Environmental Problem

The article cites a few studies that have been done on obesogens. One study found that exposure to the pesticide DDT was associated with an increased risk of obesity in women. Another study found that exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) was associated with increased waist circumference in adults. However, the authors note that these studies are not definitive, and more research is needed to confirm these findings. The authors conclude by calling for more investigation on obesogens and their potential link to obesity. They note that this research is essential to understand better the potential health risks posed by these chemicals.
The lack of evidence on obesogens, compounds that may induce obesity, is the topic of discussion in this article. The authors point out that although there is some evidence relating exposure to these chemicals with obesity based on epidemiological research, there is very little evidence based on direct evidence. Therefore, they advocate for more studies to be carried out in this field to get a deeper comprehension of the possible dangers to one’s health presented by these substances.
A few research studies on obesogens are referenced on this page. According to one piece of research, the use of the pesticide DDT was linked to an increased likelihood of obesity in females. According to the findings of another study, prolonged exposure to the chemical known as bisphenol A (BPA) was linked to an increase in the waist circumference of adults. However, the authors point out that these studies are not conclusive and that more investigation is required to verify the conclusions of these investigations. In their decision, the author plea for more study into obesogens and the possible relationship between them and obesity. They point out that this study is necessary to understand better the potential dangers these substances might cause to one’s health.


1. “Obesity and exposure to organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls: a cross-sectional study of the adult population in the United States,” by S.M. Snedeker et al. 1444-1450 Environmental health perspectives, 118.10 (2010):

2. “Bisphenol A and childhood obesity,” by L. Trasande et al. Journal of Pediatrics, Volume 163.2 (2013), Pages 573-581.e1.

3. Vom Saal, FS, and DJ Chappell. An up-to-date look at the impacts of bisphenol A and other obesogens found in the environment. The journal of steroid biochemistry and molecular biology, volume 143, issue number 143 (2016): pages 271-278


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