Do plastics have the capacity to change the way humans store body fat?

Do plastics have the capacity to change the way humans store body fat?
Ian Stalker
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Scientists at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) are exploring the possibility that chemicals in plastic could be leaching into water and interfering with our metabolism.

Microplastics are known to enter the food chain and make their way into the human body, research shows they can literally alter the cell structure in the lung and brain of mice, other studies linking plastic chemicals to heart disease and high cholesterol are also emerging.

Interestingly scientists are finding that in mice up to a third of the chemicals in these products seemed to change the proliferation of fat cells, could this mean plastics have the capacity to change the way humans store body fat?

These admittedly early trials could be the beginning of us unpicking the obesity rise over recent years with plastic being a factor.

I really don't like single use bottles and no more-so when they contain water, they simply have no place in our society but now research has shown:

'Plastics Leach More Toxins Into the Water Than Previously Known'

Source click here the argument for buying your own steel water bottle is growing all the time.

If you, like us, want to stop buying bottled water have a look at the latest offerings from FOSH and join the growing number of us saying no to plastic!

 

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