Environmental Contaminants & Obesity
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Obesity is a rising problem concerning the general health. Recently it is suggested that environmental chemicals are related to the onset or maintenance of obesity. In this literature study, the link between environmental contaminants and obesity is described by their potential mechanisms of action. This study focused on the environmental contaminants; bisphenol A, phthalates, brominated flame retardants, dioxins and perfluorinated compounds. In conclusion, it seems biological plausible that exposure to environmental contaminants can affect the metabolic system and lead to metabolic disorders like obesity.