04/29/2013 12:28 pm ET Updated Jun 29, 2013

Widespread Obesity: Are Certain Chemicals Also a Big Contributor? (videos)

In part 1 of this interview, Dr. Susan Katz, a retired pediatrician, biochemist, and present Chair of the Environmental Health Work Group of the Oregon's Physicians For Social Responsibility(PSR) talks about some of the new research on "obesogens", the specific class of chemicals that appear to promote weight gain in humans and possibly other mammals.

In part 2, Dr. Susan Katz outlines some of the basic steps to avoid consuming products that contain "obesogens", chemicals suspected of causing overweight and obesity in humans.

Here's a list of suspected obesogens (found just below the video, via the link) and additional resources.

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