Environmental Obesogens: Mechanisms and Controversies.

Environmental Obesogens: Mechanisms and Controversies. Annu Rev Pharmacol Toxicol. 2018 Jul 25;: Authors: Heindel JJ, Blumberg B Abstract Obesity is a worldwide pandemic in adults as well as children and adds greatly to health care costs through its association with type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, and cancers. The prevailing medical view of obesity is that it results from a simple imbalance between caloric intake and energy expenditure. However, numerous other factors are important in the etiology of obesity. The obesogen hypothesis proposes that environmental chemicals termed obesogens promote obesity by acting to increase adipocyte commitment, differentiation, and size by altering metabolic set points or altering the hormonal regulation of appetite and satiety. Many obesogens are endocrine disrupting chemicals that interfere with normal endocrine regulation. Endocrine disrupting obesogens are abundant in our environment, used in everyday products from food packaging to fungicides. In this review, we explore the evidence supporting the obesogen hypothesis, as well as the gaps in our knowledge that are currently preventing a complete understanding of the extent to which obesogens contribute to the obesity pandemic. Expected final online publication date for the Annual Review of Pharmacology and Toxicology Volume 59 is January 6, 2019. Please see http://www.annualreviews.org/page/journal/pubdates for revised estimates. PM...
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Source: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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Source: Molecular Metabolism - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 February 2020Source: Canadian Journal of DiabetesAuthor(s): Tomoyuki Kawada
Source: Canadian Journal of Diabetes - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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Source: Canadian Journal of Diabetes - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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