A new study conducted by the New York University of Medicine reports that packaged food is directly correlated to the rising obesity levels in American children because of their exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA).
According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 2003, 92.6 % of children 6 years and older had obviously measurable levels detected in tested urine.
The study also concludes that BPA disrupts other multiple metabolic mechanisms.
BPA has been identified as causation for recent early pubescent development in our children. Between the ages of 5 – 7 is the new average pubescent age, wherein this physiological change used to occur several years later just a generation ago.
BPA is a highly toxic estrogen accelerator that is used in all plastic products commercially produced. The chemical mimics natural estrogen when leeched into the body. It offsets natural estrogen levels, causing the body to hasten its pubescent generation. Nearly all children are exposed to this chemical through plastic toys, pacifiers, bottles, sippy cups. Its influence on natural hormone distribution within the body has proven to be incredibly damaging.
In April of this year, GlobalData surmised that manufacturers would produce4.7 million metric tons of BPA to be used in plastics worldwide.
While the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has banned its use in certain children’s products, it is widely used in packaging processed foods. In fact, the FDA claims that there is not enough convincing evidence to support the banning of BPA from use in food products, plastic packaging and personal care products. The FDA also asserted that there is insufficient scientific proof to justify restricting BPA’s use.
Other chemicals linked to obesity in humans are:
- Monosodium glutamate (MSG)
- Pthalates (used in plastics)
- PFOA (used in Teflon) also are harmful to the human immune system, liver and thyroid
- Corn fed cows has higher levels of saturated fat in their beef
- Arsenic (fed to pigs and chickens) affects the thyroid gland
- Pharmaceuticals and medications in public water supplies negatively affect the natural chemical make-up of our bodies
The claim by recent a recent study that obesity is linked to IQ, which was funded by the pharmaceutical industry serves to purvey the ideal that drugs are the answer to America’s weight problem. By determining the metabolic syndrome rate in a teenager, it is suggested that their cognitive brain function is compromised by their body mass index (BMI).
The author of this study recommends using methods to develop a classification for overweight children in America so that the psychiatric industry can work together with the pharmaceutical corporations to develop drugs.
Young people have been targeted as having a propensity toward becoming obese in rural areas. It was also noted that ethnicity played a part in the likelihood of becoming overweight. Blacks and Hispanics, according to the study, have a poor diet and are physically isolated, and do not necessarily have access to healthy food.
The World Health Organization (WHO) have asserted that American over-consumption of food is a drain on global resources and unsustainable. Although Americans only account for 6% of the global population, more than a third of them are considered obese.
WHO would like the average global body weight to be near emaciated levels to conserve food stores and reduce the human impact on the planet.
Michelle Obama has remarked that the growing number of obese children in America is a threat to national security.
Endocrinologist Robert Lustig of the University of California, San Francisco observes, “This epidemic of obese 6-month-olds. Since they’re eating only formula or breast milk, and never exactly got a lot of exercise, the obvious explanations for obesity don’t work for babies. You have to look beyond the obvious.”
Early life exposure to traces of chemicals and hormone-mimicking pollutants, such as BPA, in the environment act on genes in the developing fetus and newborns and turn more precursor cells into fat cells. These chemicals cause the cells to hoard nutrients, directly causing weight gain in infants. They may even cause severe alterations in the body’s metabolic rate.
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