Chemicals linked to obesity and diabetes

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I know we all make a big effort to keep unnecessary chemicals out of our lives and homes – that’s why you read this newsletter! Yet getting the science to back up concerns about hormone disrupting chemicals such as bisophenol A, tricoslan and phthalates is always difficult as a study is released then the chemical industry comes out with a study to refute it. Recently a task force issued a statement on the harm that can come from hormone- or endocrine-disrupting chemicals, also known as EDCs. The statement, released by the Endocrine Society, is based on a review of more than 1,300 studies. The research found mounting evidence to support a connection between the chemicals and health problems including:

  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Heart disease
  • Infertility
  • Hormone-related cancers in women (breast, ovarian, endometrial)
  • Prostate cancer
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Neurodevelopmental issues in children

 

You can read more about this statement here

Obviously it is best to avoid these chemicals and keep everything in your home as natural as possible. Remember my rule, if Nana wouldn’t recognise it then don’t use it.

 

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