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Environmental chemicals may boost body weight—study

Chemicals used in food wrappers, non-stick pan coatings and clothing may boost body weight by interfering with metabolism, especially in women, US researchers said Tuesday. These chemicals, known as perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), have previously been linked to cancer, hormone disruption, immune dysfunction, high cholesterol, and obesity. Now, for the first time, our findings have revealed a novel pathway through which PFASs might interfere with human body weight regulation and thus contribute to th

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