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In class we discussed the primary reasoning behind obesity, which was lack of exercise and poor diet. Another important factor for obesity we talked about is the environment, which can be a number of things like, culture, the community you live... more »In class we discussed the primary reasoning behind obesity, which was lack of exercise and poor diet. Another important factor for obesity we talked about is the environment, which can be a number of things like, culture, the community you live in, religion, economic class, and so much more. However, in this article, it discusses the environmental with a focus on pollutants being a risk factor for obesity by possibly altering the body’s metabolism and predispose some individuals to weight gain. These pollutants are obesogens which we touched on learning that most are man-made chemicals/hormones. Just because we don’t consume them directly and immediately, they don’t break don’t and with that being said, they travel the world by invading the atmosphere and water all around. I believe this article piece is important because it discusses how prevalent obesogens are, being that they are found in everyday products like plastic containers/bottles, toys, and food. With obesogens becoming more and more prevalent, spreading out farther and farther, the odds of developing obesity continues to grow due to the consistent exposure to these “endocrine disruptors”.
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