Dr Oz: Obesogens: Chemicals You’re Eating That Make You Fat


Doctor Oz did a show on Obesogens called “Obesogens: The Chemicals You’re Eating That Make You Fat.”  Before today I never had heard the word “Obesogen” but apparently they are chemicals that are hidden in your food and in your home and could be what is making you fat.  We think we know what causes weight gain (eating too many calories and not having enough exercise), but unknowingly we are eating these chemicals that are making us put on the pounds.


  1. Sean says

    Dr. Oz needs to get his facts straight about farmed salmon. Farm salmon get their colour from the same “chemical” that wild salmon do.

    “Carotenoid pigment produces the rich red hue in both wild and farmed salmon. Wild salmon receive this pigment through sources such as krill and other crustaceans; farmed salmon receive this same pigment (astaxanthin and canthaxanthin) in their feed.”

    So either way you are getting the same thing. Just another attempt to scare people away from farmed salmon. Remember that the bulk of the “Wild Alaska Salmon” that many Americans covet are hatched on farms and then released to the “wild” to compete with the real wild fish. Its called sea ranching and the difference is that Alaska fish farmers have better PR people.

  2. doseofdave says

    Farmed salmon have a much higher incidence of disease and parasites such as water fleas. They have less flavor and less healthy for you.

  3. doseofdave says

    Big difference between farm raised fish and fish hatched in a hatchery and let loose to grow and fend for themselves in the wild. HUGE difference.

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