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EX­PO­SURE TO lead is known to cause sev­eral neu­ro­log­i­cal dis­or­ders. But it can also cause obe­sity in rats. Off­springs of mice which had been ex­posed to lead dur­ing preg­nancy were found to have an 8-10 per cent in­crease in weight be­tween three and nine months of age. Mice were ex­posed to lead through drink­ing wa­ter two weeks be­fore mat­ing and through­out preg­nancy. PLoS ONE, Au­gust 8

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