obesogenic

obesogenic
generating obesity

Ironically, the USs obesogenic environment is one that societies through the ages have dreamed of: tasty cheap food in abundance, and barely a lick of hard work to be done.


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  • Obesogen — Obesogens are chemical compounds foreign to the body that disrupt normal development and homeostasis of metabolism of lipids, promoting increased accumulation of lipids and adipogenesis that in some cases, can lead to obesity.[1][2][3] Obesogens… …   Wikipedia

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