Is the toxic #chemical #BPA turning your stem cells into #fat cells?
For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Health Issues page and our Appetite For a Change page . BPA, a potentially toxic estrogen-mimicking compound used in plastic production, has been linked to obesity in the past. That's bad news; BPA is in everything from soup cans to store receipts. But this is even worse: a chemical that breaks down into BPA can cause stem cells to become fat cells. And we're exposed to a whole lot more of that chemical than BPA. According to a study published this week in Environmental Health Perspectives, the chemical, bisphenol A diglycidyl ether (BADGE), was once thought to actually inhibit the production of fat cells--in other words, scientists thought it stopped us from gaining weight. The scientists behind the study were operating on that assumption when they discovered that BADGE is actually an obesogen, meaning it promo...