Chemical compounds found in many consumer products could be major contributors to the onset of lipid-related diseases, such as obesity, in humans, according to a Baylor University study.
Until recently, scientists thought that diseases such as obesity and fatty liver resulted from anomalies in the metabolism of lipids triggered by excessive energy intake, fat consumption, and lack of physical activity. But this recent study highlights the existence of chemical compounds people are exposed to via a variety of consumer products. These can lead to lipid-related metabolic diseases and weight gain.
Dr. Ramon Lavado is an assistant professor of environmental science at Baylor and joins Dr. Roiuzen to discuss his study and its findings.
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