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|Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:32 am Post subject: IF YOU HAVE DIABETES SUE THE CHEMICAL COMPANIES
|Obesity is being 'fuelled by gender-bending chemicals in toys and tin cans'The chemicals may also help trigger diabetes
Calls to reduce exposure especially in pregnant women
By Fiona Macrae
PUBLISHED: 00:27, 20 March 2012 | UPDATED: 07:51, 20 March 2012
Gender-bending chemicals in mobile phones, toys and sunglasses may be fuelling the obesity epidemic
Gender-bending chemicals in mobile phones, toys and sunglasses may be fuelling the obesity epidemic, a report warns today.
The chemicals – which are unavoidable in the modern world – may also help trigger diabetes, the review of hundreds of individual pieces of research concluded.
Some are found in mobile phone cases and tin cans, others in shampoos and shower curtains.
The report’s authors called for urgent action to reduce exposure – particularly among pregnant women and those planning to start a family.
Some experts described the report as ‘alarming’, but others said the key to good health is in what we eat and drink.
The warning comes from a report commissioned by campaign group CHEM Trust.
It was put together by Spanish and South Korean researchers after they sifted through more than 240 studies on obesity, pollution and type 2 or adult-onset diabetes.
They concluded that the evidence that chemicals can lead to weight gain in animals is ‘compelling’.
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Proof in humans is more limited but this is partly because of the ethical and practical difficulties of testing the theory on humans.
They added that the link between environmental chemicals and diabetes in people was first made more than 15 years ago and that the volume and strength of evidence has been ‘particularly persuasive’ since 2006.
Some of the chemicals are found in mobile phone cases and tin cans, others in shampoos and shower curtains
Many of the chemicals of concern mimic or interfere with the effect of hormones, leading to them being described as ‘gender-bending’.
Some of these hormones control appetite, while others affect the storage of fat.
Dr Tim Lobstein, of the International Association for the Study of Obesity, said: ‘People trying to lose weight will be undermined by these chemicals which they cannot see, cannot taste and do not know how to avoid.
‘This alarming report highlights the need for government action,’ he added.
What else would you expect? A huge number of pesticides and chemical fertilisers have oestrogen-like effects, as do a number of chemicals used in plastics and in the linings of tins. If you've inherited genes that load your cells with oestrogen receptor sites and thus promote the uptake of such compounds, you'll show the effects. We've got girls maturing by age 10 or 11 and boys who can't ditch the 'baby fat' unless they literally starve themselves, and all this definitely does promote obesity and Type II diabetes.
I am more concerned about all the growth hormones given to livestock
Polyethelene glycol. How about sodium lauryl sulfate?
We are being poisoned for big corporation profits and controlled population reduction by the elitists, this includes our not for profit farmers who know what they are doing but do not care.
If you have diabetes sue the manufacturers, make them pay.