14 Feb '18, 7pm

Non-Stick Chemicals Used in Pans, Food Wrappers Linked to Weight Gain

Perfluorinated chemicals , also known as PFASs or PFCs, are used to make everyday items—such as food wrappers, textiles, pots and pans—repel water and grease. But these chemicals have been linked to a host of health problems, including high cholesterol, hormone disruption and even kidney and testicular cancer . Now, researchers at Harvard University found evidence that the environmentally persistent chemicals—found in the drinking water of more than six million Americans —may play a role in weight gain, especially for women. PFAS are already a class of suspected "obesogens," which the National Institutes of Health describes as endocrine disruptors that may increase fat storage capacity or the number of fat cells, thus making it more difficult to maintain a healthy weight. While obesogens have been linked with excess weight gain and obesity in animal models, human data has ...

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