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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."

    Are Plastics Making Us Fat?

  • 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."

    Gary Liberson: Obesogens: The New Excuse for Being Overweight


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  • And the antidote to be known as obesogon?

    July 27, 2010

  • The White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity released a report called 'Solving the Problem of Childhood Obesity Within a Generation.' In the report they list endocrine-disrupting chemicals as a possible reason for increased obesity in the country and describe how scientists have coined a new term for these chemicals — obesogens — because they 'may promote weight gain and obesity'.

    NOTE: I did provide attribution to source but this site's fascistbot stripped it out.

    July 27, 2010