While the harms from exposure to DESare now well known and its use is limited, most obesogenic
chemicals are still rampant.
While some information is likely better than no information in this context, informational strategies alone are not enough and other policy and legal tools, including tax measures and regulation of food marketing and content, may have a broader impact on altering the many obesogenic
aspects of modern environments.
However, I suggest that a closer inspection of parents' interests could in fact strengthen the argument for the kinds of structural policies Merry argues for in the final section of his paper: The obesogenic
environment is problematic not just because of its negative effects on children's health and well-being but also because it interferes with parents' interests.
We now live in what has been called an 'obesogenic
' environment; that is, one that encourages us to be overweight by making it easy to avoid physical activity and by offering us cheap, readily available processed foods, often high in sugar, saturated fats and salt.
Consistent with the obesogenic
DGA 2010 theme, Palma and Jetter make the key point that there is a need to reduce caloric intake from the current average 2,600 calories.
To successfully prevent and reduce the rate of obesity in societies, a multisectoral approach is needed to identify and change the main obesogenic
factors in the environment, which contribute to determine high fat-energy dense diets and sedentary lifestyles.
PURIFIED BLUEBERRY ANTHOCYANINS AND BLUEBERRY JUICE ALTER DEVELOPMENT OF OBESITY IN MICE FED AN OBESOGENIC
environments; complexities, perceptions, and objective measures.
The ICMR-CIHR workshop on obesity addressed four areas: epidemiologic transition and its consequences; early origins of obesity; the obesogenic
environment during childhood and adolescence; and public health interventions to tackle the obesity epidemic.
Program leaders soon realized they could extend their reach by partnering with daycare centers, schools, libraries, and other community groups to transform so-called obesogenic
environments, areas where a lack of healthy alternatives nudges residents toward poor diets and sedentary lifestyles.
Unique chapters on "built environments," caloric density, and the food stamp program describe the variety of environmental, obesogenic
factors contributing to weight problems in modern societies.
In the span of a generation, the United States has become what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls an "obesogenic
environment" - a place where people's surroundings encourage obesity.