Questionable Conclusions of DDT Study on Mice and Obesity

“DDT Linked To Obesity In Female Mice Long After Exposure,” By Hank Campbell.mouse_150
A new epidemiology paper in PLOS … DDT exposure may have made you fat … The researchers found an intriguing effect; pregnant female mice fed DDT and their female offspring had a lower tolerance for cold temperature and other changes in metabolism. Just like humans, if mice aren’t burning calories, they are storing them and that means they get fat. The authors not only suggest the results apply to humans anyway. … That conclusion would never have passed critical peer review, I have gotten more stringent fact checking from every newspaper I have written for, including when I criticized peer review.Read more.

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