Mice exposed to environmental chemicals may show decreased physical activity in offspring

21 septiembre 2015

Endocrine disruptors interfere with endocrine or hormone systems and can cause tumors, birth defects and developmental disorders in mammals. Now, a study suggests that female mice exposed to environmental chemicals may cause decreases in their daughter’s metabolism and the amount of exercise in which they engage in later in life. These disruptors when introduced in developmental stages, are essentially creating ‘couch potatoes’ among female mice and could predict future metabolic complications.