Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Science Links Obesity To Chemicals In Everyday Products

diet-weight-obese-bagelIt is common knowledge that eating healthy and exercise can help people maintain a healthy weight, but there is another factor at play of which many people are unaware – chemicals in the products we buy and use.

Kathleen Schuler with the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy says an emerging body of science links an increased risk of obesity to chemicals that disrupt hormones, especially during prenatal life and in childhood.

It is now estimated that in Arizona more than one-in-seven children and nearly two-thirds of adults are overweight or obese.