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House Dust Could Spur Growth of Human Fat Cells

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House Dust Could Spur Growth of Human Fat Cells

Small amounts of house dust containing compounds of environmental pollutants could be playing a role in the growth of fat cells.  Researchers from the American Chemical Society have found that compounds called endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) found in house dust can spur fat cells to accumulate more fat.   Evidence from animal studies has also suggested that early life exposure to some EDCs can cause weight gain in later life.

SOURCE:  Independent

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