Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Other Toxic Substances - Are Chemicals Making Us Fat?

Average American life expectancy is now dropping because of this disease complex. Even children are being recommended for gastric bypass.

A growing body of evidence in animals and humans suggests that many man-made chemicals contaminating our environment mimic some of the body's own hormones like testosterone and estrogen. Researchers have called these chemicals endocrine disruptors because they wreak havoc with endocrine organs like the thyroid, pancreas, testes and ovaries that depend on hormones to develop and function properly. But a new, more relevant term for these chemicals has emerged. They are now also called obesogens.

For the first time in 200 years, children now have a shorter life expectancy than their parents, primarily due to obesity and diabetes. Every year, the world produces six billion pounds of BPA alone and it is detectable in 93 percent of Americans.
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