Weight gain and metabolic disturbances for animals exposed to pesticides
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GENOTOUL’s ANEXPLO and METATOUL platforms are associated with a study on the effects in mice of chronic oral exposure to a low-dose pesticide cocktail. Their results have demonstrated metabolic disturbances in vivo that differ as a function of sex. Indeed, males exposed to the pesticides gained weight and became diabetic, while females were protected from these effects but displayed other disturbances. These results have just been published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. They notably offer arguments in favour of a plausible link between pesticides and health, and support recent epidemiological findings which demonstrated an inverse relationship between the high consumption of organically-farmed products and the probability of developing metabolic syndrome.