Obesity is becoming an epidemic. The average weight of women between the ages of 30 and 60 has increased by 5 kg in recent years. But virtually no one knows that weight can be affected by man-made chemicals called obesogens.
They can be found in food packaging, toys, cosmetics, all kinds of plastics, and even baby bottles. It is also present in the air, just breathe to gain weight!
We are concerned about the influence of chemicals on our weight and we are digging into this study.
Will Air Pollution Lead to Weight Gain?
How These Sneaky Chemicals Work
It may sound unbelievable, but one study found that we can gain weight in just 19 days while breathing polluted air. Pollution results in metabolic dysfunction that can lead to obesity.
Our bodies begin to develop and change thanks to the signals of certain types of hormones. Hormones normally help us control how many calories we store for energy and how many we need to burn right away.
It turns out that many of the industrial chemicals in the environment also look like hormones. And these chemicals can trigger the same response in our body as natural hormones. In other words, they work the same way.
Chemicals can force the body to “think” that it needs to retain more fat than it actually needs. They also interfere with the fat cell formation process.
What Can You Do To Help Minimize The Risk?
First of all, we shouldn’t live too close to factories of any kind. Many people struggle to live in big cities, but that is not healthy. Now that you know the risk of living in a busy city, you can choose to live elsewhere.
Try to limit yourself to organic food and use natural cosmetics. Otherwise, you are likely to inhale poor-quality face powder particles over the course of an entire day, resulting in a fat belly and even allergies.
There are some appliances that produce and clean fresh air. For example, you can use Uhooair, which has an accompanying app, to reveal the details of the environment around you.
There are also devices such as PocketLab Air, which can measure the level of chemicals in the air. By knowing where the greatest dangers are, you can avoid those places.
Do you agree with this study? Have you ever experienced changes in body weight due to environmental chemicals? Please write your review below.
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