Childhood obesity and environmental pollutants: a dual relationship

Childhood obesity and environmental pollutants: a dual relationship

Authors

  • Lorenzo Iughetti Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences for Mothers, Children and Adults, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
  • Laura Lucaccioni Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences for Mothers, Children and Adults, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
  • Barbara Predieri Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences for Mothers, Children and Adults, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Keywords:

children, endrocrine disrupters, environment, obesity, pesticides, pollution

Abstract

The rise in obesity rates is an alarming global health concern. Despite obesity is mainly due to an unbalanced energy intake and expenditure, several recent studies suggest that it could be a consequence of exposure during critical developmental windows to environmental chemicals disrupting endocrine functions. This suggests that a shift is occurring in the human body pathways used to integrate changing nutritional and environmental variables and to maintain metabolic balance and body weight. This review highlights the role of pesticides, in particular endocrine disrupter ones, on obesity pathogenesis in childhood and summarizes the current under-standing of the major environmental influences on pediatric obesity. (www.actabiomedica.it)

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Published

27-04-2015

How to Cite

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Childhood obesity and environmental pollutants: a dual relationship. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2015 Apr. 27 [cited 2024 Apr. 24];86(1):5-16. Available from: https://www.mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/3593

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