Hormones Residues and its Relation to Adolescents Obesity

Dalia I. Tayel*
Department of Nutrition, High Institute of Public Health, Alexandria University, Egypt
* Corresponding Author Email Address: [email protected]

There are now several hormones and hormone-like agents which are used to increase growth rate and improve the carcass quality in farm livestock, called growth promoters such as steroid hormones. Foods containing hormonal residues are undoubtedly key causal factors related to the increase in obesity. There is growing interest that endocrine disrupting chemicals may affect obesity-related pathways by altering cell signaling involved in weight and lipid homeostasis. The prevalence of obesity among children and adolescents has been dramatically increasing worldwide during the last several decades. The obesity epidemic has been recognized as one of the major global health problems, because its health hazard is linked to several common diseases including breast and prostate cancers. Obesity is caused by combination of genetic and environmental factors. While genetic contribution to obesity has been known to be significant, the genetic factors remain relatively unchanged. This editorial article highlighted that increasing exposure to environmental endocrine disrupting chemicals can disrupt the normal development and homeostatic control over energy balance and ultimately increased obesity rate among high risk groups.

Keywords: Adolescents, Hormones Residues, Obesity
Citation: Tayel DI. Hormones Residues and its Relation to Adolescents Obesity. Canad J Clin Nutr.2019; 7 (1): 1-6.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14206/canad.j.clin.nutr.2019.01.01