Our friend, Dr. Frank Lipman, turned us on to this recent study which suggests that common chemicals and toxins can lead to "increase in body size in humans" i.e., weight gain.
The NIH reports:
The studies generally indicated that exposure to some of the endocrine-disrupting chemicals was associated with an increase in body size in humans. The results depended on the type of chemical, exposure level, timing of exposure and gender. Nearly all the studies investigating dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE) found that exposure was associated with an increase in body size, whereas the results of the studies investigating polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) exposure were depending on dose, timing and gender.If you want to see where hidden toxins might be in your home, you'll want to check this post out.