According to a new study published in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience, obesity may be a neurodevelopmental disorder. The study’s authors propose that early-life exposure to obesogens, chemicals that can disrupt the body’s metabolism and cause weight gain, may alter the brain’s development, leading to obesity later in life.
While the study’s authors caution that more research is needed to confirm their findings, they say that their theory could explain why the obesity epidemic has been so difficult to reverse. If obesity is indeed a neurodevelopmental disorder, then standard weight-loss interventions, such as diet and exercise, may not be enough to address the problem.
The study’s authors say that their findings could have important implications for the way we think about and treat obesity. If obesity is indeed a neurodevelopmental disorder, then it may be necessary to develop targeted interventions that address the underlying causes of the condition.
According to a new report published in the journal Obesity Reviews, scientists now believe that obesity is a neurodevelopmental disorder.
The report was authored by a team of researchers from the University of Alberta in Canada, who reviewed a number of studies on the subject.
They found that there is a growing body of evidence to suggest that obesity is caused by disruptions to the normal development of the brain.
Specifically, they believe that certain brain regions that are responsible for regulating energy balance are affected in obese individuals.
This could explain why obese individuals often have difficulty losing weight, even when they are following a strict diet and exercise regimen.
The researchers hope that this new understanding of the cause of obesity will lead to more effective treatments.
At present, there are no cure for obesity and treatment options are limited.
The team believes that their findings could help to change the way we think about obesity, and ultimately lead to better outcomes for those who are affected by the condition.