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Chronic exposure to the herbicide, atrazine, causes mitochondrial dysfunction and insulin resistance.

PLoS ONE 2009;4(4):e5186.
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There is an apparent overlap between areas in the USA where the herbicide, atrazine (ATZ), is heavily used and obesity-prevalence maps of people with a BMI over 30. Given that herbicides act...kt. These results suggest that long-term exposure to the herbicide ATZ might contribute to the development of insulin resistance and obesity, particularly where a high-fat diet is prevalent.

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