- Toxic environment and obesity pandemia: Is there a relationship?
- Impact of environmental endocrine disrupting chemicals on the development of obesity.
Here is animal evidence for a relationship between exposure to bisphenol A, (and possibly other chemicals that are structurally similar) and diabetes: Bisphenol A Exposure during Pregnancy Disrupts Glucose Homeostasis in Mothers and Adult Male Offspring. As discussed in previous posts, nearly everyone is exposed to Bisphenol A (BPA) and probably to other xenoestrogens through consumption of food and beverages packaged in plastic. It is an interesting study. It shows that exposures during pregnancy will affect offspring into adulthood. Whether or not this is happening in people is unknown, and not testable.
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Alonso-Magdalena P, Vieira E, Soriano S, Menes L, Burks D, Quesada I, & Nadal A (2010). Bisphenol A exposure during pregnancy disrupts glucose homeostasis in mothers and adult male offspring. Environmental health perspectives, 118 (9), 1243-50 PMID: 20488778