obesogen

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obesogen (plural obesogens)

  1. A chemical or other factor that disturbs a body's normal processes, causing it to tend toward obesity.
    • 2004 January 1, Tim Lobstein, “Child obesity: public health meets the global economy”[1], Consumer Policy Review: 
      An 'obesogenic' environment / An environment containing stimuli that encourage obesity can be dubbed an 'obesogenic' environment. Obesity is communicated from parents to children through many potential Obesogens'[sic] - from the choices available at breakfast, the transport to school, the contents of the lunchbox, the weekend activities, the rules on eating sweets or the presence of TV sets in the bedroom.

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Last modified on 25 July 2011, at 11:28