Trapped in a fat cell: How pollutants may be exacerbating the obesity crisis

“So if we assume, for a moment, that exposure to these chemicals does somehow influence our weight — and it’s important to note that it still remains to be proven — then what can we do? That’s a much more difficult question, to be sure. While more research needs to be conducted in the area, for now, it should at least give us pause for thought when we attribute weight gain and loss to nothing more than a matter of willpower and desire. The reality is that it is simply more complicated than that.”


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