Your Shampoo Can Make You Fat? Recent study suggests BPA is contributing to the global obesity epidemic

Recent studies conducted by biologist Fredrick vom Saal have found that BPA is fueling the global obesity epidemic. Vom Saal found that mothers who exposed their fetuses to BPA run the risk of having obese children.

“‘During the development of the fetus, BPA exposure alters the development of stem cells,’: vom Saal, a professor at the University of Missouri, said. ‘Think of it as tripping a switch in the DNA. BPA turns out to be a major factor in the number of fat cells that a person will have later in life'”

One eye-opening statistic listed in the article was that BPA has been “found in the urine of 93 percent of Americans over the age of 6”.

BPA, Bisphenol A, is an organic chemical that is used to make polycarbonate plastic resins, epoxy resins, and other products. It is found in a variety of products like digital media (e.g., CDs, DVDs), automobiles, and sports saftey equipment but also reusable food and drink containers, as coatings on the inside of almost all food and beverage cans, and beauty product bottles (the latter three of which are the main conduits to your body)! BPA leaks over time when exposed to heat or pressure and can taint even the healthiest of products.

Apparently this study is just the latest in a list of evidince that links BPA to obesity. Recently, a Spanish research team proved that “even small amounts of BPA cause human adult islet cells to produce more fat in the body”. BPA has already been found to effect brain development, mimic estrogen, impact dopamine activity, possibly resulting in hyperactivity, ADD, and sensitivity to drugs. There is also a correlation between high levels of BPA and heart disease, diabetes, liver problems, breast cancer, and erectile dysfunction.

Like with everything in science, there is still more studies that need to be conducted, but the FDA is already retracting statements that BPA is safe. Either way, is it worth the risk when there are already better options available? So, switch to Use Me today for your hair and your health!

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