Intermittent fasting: Surprising update

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There’s a ton of incredibly promising intermittent fasting (IF) research done on fat rats. They lose weight, their blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugars improve… but they’re rats. Studies in humans, almost across the board, have shown that IF is safe and incredibly effective, but really no more effective than any other diet. In addition, many people find it difficult to fast.

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The plastic plague: Hormone-disrupting chemicals in everyday things like water bottles DO cause cancer, diabetes, ADHD and autism – and cost US $340 BILLION a year

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  • Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are in thousands of products
  • Products range from plastic water bottles to cheap toys and cosmetics
  • Study warns they cause neurological damage and behavioral problems
  • Exposure to these chemicals cost the US at least $340bn in health a year 
  • The NYU study looks at bisphenol A in polycarbonate plastic (used for hard reusable bottles) and phthalates (in many US disposable plastic bottles)
  • Phthalates are banned in the European Union and wouldn’t be in Britain
  • Critics have hit out at the NYU study for being ‘selective’; European Commission questioned the validity of their calculation methods

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