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Air pollution tips the scale for obesity in women

New research from Michigan Public Health

Obesity has been a major global health issue in recent decades as more people eat unhealthy diets and fail to exercise regularly. A new University of Michigan School of Public Health study suggests there is another factor that tips the scale in women's weight, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, and body fat — air pollution.

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Forever chemicals linked to hypertension in middle-aged women

New research from Michigan Public Health

Middle-aged women with higher blood concentrations of a common group of synthetic chemicals known as PFAS are at greater risk of developing high blood pressure, compared to their peers who have lower levels of these substances, say University of Michigan researchers.