Posts Tagged ‘obesogens’

It’s Raining PFAS – Should We Worry?

August 5, 2022 — This news snippet definitely caught our eye. All over the world – even on the mountains of Tibet and Antarctica – it’s raining PFAS. In fact, there’s so much PFAS in rainwater all over the world that rainwater is no longer safe to drink. This news comes from an analysis published by the American Chemical […]

Uncaring Healthcare That Fuels Obesity

April 9, 2022 — What is healthcare when providers don’t provide care for a chronic disease and, in fact, make it worse? That is a glimpse of the care people mostly don’t receive for obesity. In a study of adults with overweight or obesity, Beini Lyu and colleagues found that use of anti-obesity medicines was rare. But instead, prescribing […]

The Prescription for More Obesity

January 22, 2022 — Without really thinking about it, most everyone assumes obesity is all about diet and exercise. But of course, the causes of obesity are not so simple. We have more obesity today than we did 20 years ago because multiple factors in our environment are triggering more obesity in people who are biologically susceptible. One of […]

Adiposity Through Chemistry – Time to Pay Attention

September 2, 2021 — Better living through chemistry is a catchphrase that takes us back to a time before obesity was really taking off in America. DuPont dropped that phrase in 1982. But the chemistry that may help bring us more adiposity is starting to get some serious attention. Writing in Obesity Reviews, Kelly Brownell and Tim Lobstein are […]

Is Makeup Making Us Fat?

August 12, 2021 — Who would have guessed that makeup might contribute to making us fat? A new report in Environmental Science and Technology Letters gives us pause. The authors find that chemicals known as PFAS are present in more than half of a sample of 231 cosmetics they tested. PFAS is short for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances. They’ve […]

Zebrafish for a Cleaner Food Supply

March 10, 2014 — Zebrafish might be the detectives we need to track down obesogens in the food supply — little fishy sleuths to help scientists identify which of the myriad compounds making their way into our food might be contributing to obesity. The notion of obesogens in the food supply causing excess obesity is getting more and more […]