Denmark: Pollution linked to obesity risk
Pregnant mothers with higher levels of the environmental pollutant perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in their blood increased the risk of obesity in their daughters at age 20 years, according to new research. Daughters of mothers who had the highest concentrations of PFOA in their blood during pregnancy were three times more likely to be overweight by age 20 years compared to daughters of mothers who had the lowest concentrations. However, researchers found no increased risk for obesity among sons of mothers who had high concentrations of PFOA in their blood during pregnancy. Medical News Today.
Date Posted: 6 March 2012