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New study finds pesticides so strong that women suffer if mothers or even grandmothers were exposed decades before | TheHill – The Hill

New research links ancestral exposure to obesity in descendents.

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The chemicals in some pesticides are so strong that traces of them can be prevalent during some womens pregnancies, and impact the lives of their descendents, according to a new study.
Published in the Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention medical research journal, the article looked for a relationship between maternal exposure to the pesticide ingredient dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane (DDT) and obesity rates in children and grandchildren.
Scientists also looked at menarche in women descended…

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