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- n. A chemical or other factor that disturbs a body's normal processes, causing it to tend toward obesity.
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Perhaps that's because Americans haven't tried "The New American Diet," which promises to reveal "why your weight isn't your fault" and reverse "the obesogen effect."
It discusses, with some level of deserved cynicism, a new book on diets and chemicals, The New American Diet: How secret "obesogens" are making us fat, and the 6-week plan that will flatten your belly for good!, that, in part, blames the worldwide increase in weight on environmental chemicals referred to as "the obesogen effect."