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'BPA-free' plastic accelerates embryonic development, disrupts reproductive system in zebrafish : science
Yeah. You know why? Because we replaced BPA with another plasticizing compound that does the exact same thing. BPS, the BPA replacement chemical, is structurally very similar to BPA and, therefore, we shouldn't be shocked when it exerts a similar impact on the reproductive system. Because we need the plasticizers to serve a particular function in the production of plastics, they are relegated to a fairly particular type of chemical structure. This means there all pretty likely to look the same and act the same. That is, as weak estrogens.
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
The Chemical in Cupcake Wrappers and Cookware Might Be Causing Cancer | Mother Jones
C8 is in a chemical family called PFCs (perfluorinated chemicals)—the same water- and stain-proofing class of chemicals used to make rain gear, pizza box and popcorn bag liners, stainproof upholstery treatments, and those waxy slips that hold pastries at cafes. Dozens of studies have linked PFCs to all sorts of health problems, from kidney and testicular cancer to increased risk of miscarriages. (3M phased out the chemical from production in 2002 due to potential health hazards.) [...] PFC contamination may not be isolated to the Ohio Valley. According to an Environmental Working Group (EWG) report that uses recent EPA data, C8 has been found in the drinking water in 94 counties serving more than 6 million Americans. (An interactive version of this map is available here.) [...] The EPA is in the process of investigating C8's health effects; in the meantime, it has set voluntary C8 safety standards to be used by utility companies. [...] avoid nonstick, stainproof, or waterproof items
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
The Complete Skinny on Obesity - YouTube
chronic disease are 75% of health care expenditure in western world & developing world! developing countries have bigger problem w obesity & metabolic syndrome than infections like cholera/tb // min13 (Structure of Sugar) fructose is equal 2 alcohol. glucose is metabolized by every organ in the body. even if you don't consume glucose, your body will make it. fructose can only metabolized by the liver. you are overloading your liver (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease). fructose is a liver toxin (liver fat). fructose and alcohol is metabolized into fat! alcohol and fructose can be both nutrients, but they can also be addictive // min 20 Leptin resistance. Insulin turns sugars into fat. western diet (dietary composition, omnivore, fast & processed food) encourage body 2 up the production of insulin (sugar 2 fat) till the ceiling is reached (Pancreatitis -> diabetes). increased insulin response (from diet composition) blocks leptin-to-brain signal (feeling of full) &is addictive over time
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Angelina's mastectomy... and other medical stories of 2013
And there is no doubt about the impact a poor night's sleep has on the whole body. The activity of hundreds of genes was altered when people's sleep was cut to less than six hours a day for a week. [...] There was a shift in understanding psychiatric disorders when it was shown autism, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder and schizophrenia all shared several genetic risk factors.
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december 2013 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Breast cancer trials 'failing to save younger patients' (Survival Rates post 5 year and 8 years)
National Cancer Institute, showed that survival five years after diagnosis was 85%. By the eight-year mark it was 68%. [...] "Although in general breast cancer survival has improved dramatically in recent decades, with women now twice as likely to survive their disease for at least 10 years compared to those diagnosed in the 1970s, the same can't be said for younger breast cancer patients."
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june 2013 by asterisk2a
Wie sich Fett auf den Stoffwechsel und die Gene auswirkt - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Fett zaubert nicht nur Polster auf die Hüften, es verändert auch Gene und Stoffwechsel. Forscher haben jetzt im Detail beobachtet, wie sich eine fettreiche Ernährung auf den Körper auswirkt. Demnach erhöht der Energieträger nicht nur Blutdruck und Hunger, sondern schraubt auch am Tag-Nacht-Rhythmus. >> Low-Fat (No Oil) Vegan Diet <<
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may 2013 by asterisk2a
Does antibacterial soap cause more harm than good? FDA to decide after four decades - CBS News
"The agency's review comes amid growing pressure from lawmakers, consumer advocates and others who are concerned about the safety of triclosan. Recent animal studies of triclosan have led scientists to worry that it could cause hormone-related problems in humans including an increased risk of infertility and early puberty."
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may 2013 by asterisk2a
Mounting evidence that GMO crops can cause infertility and birth defects - Seattle GMO |
A Russian study found that feeding hamsters GMO soy resulted in complete sterility after two or three generations. >> Golf-ball sized tumors from GMO corn and a >100% increase in mortality in female rodents are the results of the (at least in Europe) much debated study by Gilles-Eric Séralini et al. (Séralini. 2012) >> > "endocrine-disrupting effects of Roundup" 22% GMO content of diet was enough. >
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april 2013 by asterisk2a
Your Fat Has a Brain. Seriously. And It's Trying to Kill You. | Fitness - Health and Fitness Advice |
Everyone knows that being fat is bad for you, but most people can’t explain exactly why. Some reasons are obvious. Fat tends to go hand in hand with diabetes, and more weight means increased stress on joints and the heart. More puzzling to researchers is that excess fat seems to be linked with cancer of the kidneys, colon, and liver, and even to cognitive decline. >> Overweight [too much of visceral fat] - fat function becomes distorted and turns into low-grade chronic inflammation. Long-term low-grade chronic inflammation IS the first stage of cancer. [Too much of this visceral fat] may actually help accelerate the aging process. [L]iposuction only removes the good subcutaneous fat, which is why several recent studies have associated the procedure with negative health outcomes. [Research also found how minimal amounts of visceral fat infiltrated muscle and liver - making them at risk for diabetes & co.] [... muscle is an endocrine organ.]
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march 2013 by asterisk2a

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