Packing a few extra pounds? Blame decades-old pollution

10/25/2013 | Grist

Research suggests that DDT exposure in the 1950s might bear responsibility for today's obesity epidemic. The pesticide's endocrine-disrupting properties could potentially cause obesity in future generations, at least according to the results of tests using lab rats. "We're looking at the possibility of metabolic disease in every generation to come," says researcher Michael Skinner.

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