Uppsala Consensus Statement on Environmental Contaminants and the Global Obesity Epidemic

Environ Health Perspect. 2016 May 1;124(5):A81-3. doi: 10.1289/ehp.1511115.


Summary: From the lectures presented at the 2nd International Workshop on Obesity and Environmental Contaminants, which was held in Uppsala, Sweden, on 8–9 October 2015, it became evident that the findings from numerous animal and epidemiological studies are consistent with the hypothesis that environmental contaminants could contribute to the global obesity epidemic. To increase awareness of this important issue among scientists, regulatory agencies, politicians, chemical industry management, and the general public, the authors summarize compelling scientific evidence that supports the hypothesis and discuss actions that could restrict the possible harmful effects of environmental contaminants on obesity.

Publication types

  • Consensus Development Conference

MeSH terms

  • Consensus Development Conferences as Topic
  • Environmental Health*
  • Environmental Pollutants / adverse effects*
  • Epidemics*
  • Global Health*
  • Humans
  • Obesity / chemically induced*
  • Obesity / epidemiology*
  • Sweden


  • Environmental Pollutants