News in Brief: Chemical tied to intergenerational obesity | Environment | Science News

Exposure in the womb to a chemical used in PVC and ship paint promotes obesity in mice. And the effect is long-lasting: The mice’s grandchildren were also fat despite no exposure to the chemical.
The work shows that the effects of an obesogen — a chemical that encourages fat accumulation — can be passed on to future generations not exposed to the chemical, researchers report online January 15 inEnvironmental Health Perspectives.

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