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How Do Obesogens Make Us Fat?

Through endocrine disruptors.

Endocrine disruptors work in two ways

1. They mimic the actions of naturallyoccurring hormones in our bodies OR2. Prevent the hormones we produce from performing correctly.

By doing this the endocrine disruptors:

  • Encourage the body to store fat.

  • Reprogram stem cells to become fatcells.

  • Cause the liver to become insulinresistant

  • Prevent leptin from being releasedfrom your fat cells to tell your body you are full.

More about endocrine disruptors here.

More About ObesogensWhat Is an Obesogen?How Do Obesogens Make Us Fat?How Do We Acquire Obesogens?Chemicals as Obesogens Beauty/Personal Products asObesogensFoods as ObesogensHow Do We Avoid Obesogens? Sources:Environmental Health Perspectives, 2010; Stephen Perrine’s TheNew American Diet;International Journal of Obesity; Dr. Oz; JillianMichaels’ MasterYour Metabolism; Newsweek, 2009; University of California, Irvine;Ecostiletto; CBS; Cornell University; BioScience, 2008; Environmental WorkingGroup; U. S. Environmental Protection Agency; International Programme on ChemicalSafety

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