How Food Preservatives May Disrupt Human Hormones And Promote Obesity

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Can chemicals that are added to breakfast cereals and other everyday products make you obese? Growing evidence from animal experiments suggests the answer may be “yes.” But confirming these findings in humans has faced formidable obstacles — until now. A new study published in Nature Communications details how Cedars-Sinai investigators developed a novel platform and protocol for […]

Serious Health Risks Associated With Energy Drinks

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A new review of current scientific knowledge on energy drinks finds their advertised short-term benefits can be outweighed by serious health risks — which include risk-seeking behavior, mental health problems, increased blood pressure, obesity and kidney damage. The study, published in Frontiers in Public Health, also highlights the worrying trend of mixing energy drinks with alcohol. […]

Lead Exposure Changes Gut Microbiota, Increases Chance For Obesity

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Exposure to lead during early development can alter the the gut microbiota, increasing the chances for obesity in adulthood, researchers from the University of Michigan School of Public Health have found. Adult male mice exposed to lead during gestation and lactation were 11 percent larger than those not exposed, due to differences in their gut […]

Chemical exposure linked to rising diabetes, obesity risk

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Emerging evidence ties endocrine-disrupting chemical exposure to two of the biggest public health threats facing society — diabetes and obesity, according to the executive summary of an upcoming Scientific Statement issued today by the Endocrine Society. The statement’s release comes as Society experts are addressing a global meeting, the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM4), […]