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Level of Pollutants in the Body Linked to Obesity

Here's what pollutants like pesticides are doing to your weight, why losing weight is so hard and more.

Level of Pollutants in the Body Linked to Obesity
News

Level of Pollutants in the Body Linked to Obesity

Here's what pollutants like pesticides are doing to your weight, why losing weight is so hard and more.

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NPR: Coming To Terms With The Pressure Of Weight

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SCIENCE DAILY: Level of Pollutants Accumulated in the Body Linked to Obesity

"Scientists have confirmed that there is a relation between the levels of certain environmental pollutants that a person accumulates in his or her body and his or her level of obesity. Subjects with more pollutants in their bodies tend to have higher levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, which are important risk factors for cardiovascular disease." Click here to read the full story.