Obesogens

Is there something more to overweight/obese people not being able to lose weight when they have changed their lifestyle habits?

Recent studies have been coming out that have been performed on mice and frogs that are showing another factor that may be affecting our adding inches or stubborn fat that we cannot lose.

Obesogens are categorized under endocrine disrupters and are said to be responsible for interfering with our endocrine system, thus getting “fatter”. Endocrine hormones that get disrupted control many different things, like controlling for hunger as well as deciding where to store fat in your body. This argument has not been proved fully, but on-going research will be happening.

Chemicals like bisphenol A (BPA, in food can linings and some hard plastic bottles), phthalates (in some soft plastics and fragrance mixtures), certain classes of pesticides, and perfluorinated compounds (used in some non-stick and stain-resistant materials) can interfere with the body’s regulation of metabolism, setting the stage for obesity. However, don’t throw away the gym membership and the healthy food yet! Exercise and eating healthy are HUGE factors in the avoidance of being overweight or obese!

http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/panther-lounge/2012/01/is-pollution-making-us-fat/  

http://m.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/conditions/are-chemicals-not-calories-making-us-fat/article4085893/?service=mobile

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About Jav Girl

1) Background: - Originally from Guelph, ONT, - Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology from McMaster University, - Workplace Wellness & Health Promotion (WWHP) Post-Graduate Certificate from Centennial College - Completed my WWHP placement at UHN - Hired at UHN August 2008 2) Passions: - I love to run! Nothing beats a runner's high! =) 3) Achievements: - Competed at the National Track & Field Champions for Javelin [I named my javelin 'Orville' after the Wright brothers who invited the airplane - as I wanted my javelin to 'fly'] 4) "I love what I do because . . . it allows me to help others incorporate aspects of a healthy lifestyle into their lives. I've always wanted to help people get active and live better lives; I just never knew it could be my day job.' 5) Book Recommendation: 'Mindless Eating' by Brian Wansink and 'The Happiness Project' by Gretchen Rubin

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