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Author Pool, Robert,
Title The interplay between environmental chemical exposures and obesity : proceedings of a workshop / Robert Pool, rapporteur ; Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Health and Medicine Division, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine.
Imprint Washington, DC : National Academies Press, [2016]

Author Pool, Robert,
Subject Obesity -- Effect of environment on.
Obesity -- Epidemiology.
Obesity -- Etiology.
Environmental toxicology.
Environmental Pollutants -- toxicity.
Obesity -- chemically induced.
Environmental Exposure -- adverse effects.
Obesity -- epidemiology.
United States -- epidemiology.
Alt Name National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.). Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine,
Interplay between Environmental Chemical Exposures and Obesity (Workshop) (2015 : Research Triangle Park , N.C.)
Add Title Environmental chemical exposures and obesity
Description 1 online resource (1 PDF file (xiv, 157 pages)) : color illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction -- Framing the problem -- Developmental view of the role of chemical exposures and obesity -- Biological pathways and environmental influences -- Other possible contributors to obesity -- Research needs -- Obesity policy solutions discussed at the workshop -- A. Workshop agenda -- B. Speaker biographical sketches.
Summary "In March 2015, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine held a workshop to explore the role that chemical exposures may play in the development of obesity. The obesity epidemic that has gripped the United States and much of the developed world for the past several decades has proved remarkably resistant to the various approaches tried by clinicians and public health officials to fight it. This raises the possibility that, in addition to the continued exploration of consumer understanding and behavior, new approaches that go beyond the standard focus on energy intake and expenditure may also be needed to combat the multifactorial problem of obesity. The speakers at the workshop discussed evidence from both studies with animal models and human epidemiological studies that exposure to environmental chemicals is linked both to weight gain and to glucose tolerance, insulin sensitivity, inflammation, and other aspects of the metabolic syndrome. In addition to conventional environmental chemical exposures, this workshop also included one panel to discuss the potential role of other exposures, including sugar, artificial sweeteners, and antibiotics, in aiding or causing obesity. The participants also examined possible biological pathways and mechanisms underlying the potential linkages. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop"--Publisher's description.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed November 28, 2016).
ISBN 9780309389259 (electronic bk.)
0309389259 (electronic bk.)
9780309389242 (paperback)
0309389240 (paperback)
OCLC # 954235040
Additional Format Print version: Interplay between environmental chemical exposures and obesity. Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2016] 0309389240 (OCoLC)955020230

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