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Flame Retardants and Obesity

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Apr 22, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 11:23

Guest: Maria Bondesson, research assistant professor of biology and biochemistry at the University of Houston By now we know that gaining weight could be caused by your diet, your metabolism, your genetics, your lifestyle, the bacteria in your gut and toxins you may have been exposed to as a child. Go ahead and add your favorite electronics to the list, as well. Scientists at the University of Houston’s Center for Nuclear Receptions and Cell signaling have found a chemical commonly used to keep cell phones, TVs and tablets from overheating led to chubbiness in zebra fish.