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Articles September 2017 Issue

Are Chemicals Contributing to the Obesity Epidemic?

Although there is growing concern that everyday chemicals may contribute to weight woes, more research is needed.

Why are more than two-thirds of adults and about one-third of kids in the US overweight or obese? Two key factors in weight control are our eating habits and physical activity levels. But, complex interactions between our genetics and environmental factors may play a role, too.

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