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Studies Link Plastic Food Packaging To Diabetes, Obesity Risks In Kids
Consumerist ^ | August 19, 2013

Posted on 08/19/2013 5:09:02 PM PDT by SMGFan

Because there are apparently not enough studies to convince the Food and Drug Administration that controversial chemical Bisphenol-A (BPA) should not be used in just about every form of food packaging, yet another study has been published linking BPA to childhood obesity. Meanwhile, a separate study released today showed a possible connection between a widely used plasticizer and diabetes.

Both studies are to be published in the September 2013 edition of the journal Pediatrics and are currently available for free online. The first study [PDF] investigated the relationship between levels of BPA in urine and subjects’ body mass index (BMI), as well as other chronic disease risk factors. BPA is a chemical commonly used in food and beverage packaging in the U.S., though it has recently been banned for use in the making of baby bottles and infant formula packaging. Researchers looked at around 3,300 Americans between the ages of 6 and 18, comparing their urinary BPA to measures of adiposity, cholesterol, insulin, and glucose. Results were adjusted for variables like demographics, tobacco exposure, and soda consumption.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: chemicals; diabetes; foodsupply; obesity
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Is this real science or junk?
1 posted on 08/19/2013 5:09:02 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

If anything, it sounds like people should stop feeding their kids so much pre packaged food.


2 posted on 08/19/2013 5:14:37 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SMGFan

Quit eating the packaging. But then, maybe the packaging has more nutrition.


3 posted on 08/19/2013 5:14:46 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: SMGFan

Ban kids and the problem will eventually resolve itself.


4 posted on 08/19/2013 5:17:12 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: SMGFan

As far as I’m concerned if they are considering either BMI or tobacco exposure, let alone both as this does, then it is pure junk with no science involved.


5 posted on 08/19/2013 5:17:52 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: SMGFan

Stop buying/drinking bottled water.


6 posted on 08/19/2013 5:20:49 PM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: SMGFan

Most of my food during the summer comes in from garden or from our CSA.

What;s the effect of a garden hod on food?


7 posted on 08/19/2013 5:22:34 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: cripplecreek
That was my thought as well. You have a lot more plastic residue in your blood if you are consuming a lot of packaged food. Also sugared sodas. I wonder if they did any averaging against caloric intake.

I know, silly question, it wouldn't fit the agenda.

8 posted on 08/19/2013 5:26:42 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: SMGFan

I don’t know, but if the problem is obesity I’d look first at a relationship between eating pre-packaged food and obesity before blaming it on the chemistry of the package.


9 posted on 08/19/2013 5:33:49 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: SMGFan

Post hoc fallacy. Doesn’t prove causation, just proves that fat people eat lots of food from plastic containers.


10 posted on 08/19/2013 5:38:30 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: dirtboy

My dinner tonight consists of fresh steamed broccoli, baked potatoes and pork chops. The only thing that was packaged with plastic were the chops.


11 posted on 08/19/2013 5:38:34 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Little Ray

“Plastics Derived Endocrine Disruptors (BPA, DEHP and DBP) Induce Epigenetic Transgenerational Inheritance of Obesity, Reproductive Disease and Sperm Epimutations”

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0055387

We avoid the stuff at our house. Which means no plastic bottles or cans. Cans are lined with it. Also be careful with cash register receipts. They’re coated with it.


12 posted on 08/19/2013 5:41:54 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: SMGFan

the FDA takes their signals from 1400 Pennsylvania Avenue....


13 posted on 08/19/2013 5:42:49 PM PDT by ptsal (Repubicans swallowing more kool-aide from Rove & Kristol)
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To: TruthWillWin

Or eating anything that comes from a can.

Or handling cash register receipts. They’re coated with it.


14 posted on 08/19/2013 5:43:50 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: ptsal

Fat, sick Americans are easier to manipulate and more needy for government provided ‘healthcare’.


15 posted on 08/19/2013 5:44:36 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Little Ray

I initially thought it was ‘post hoc’, but, upon consideration, concluded it was ‘cum hoc ergo propter hoc’ (a phrase with which I was unfamiliar until a moment ago). That is to say, correlation does not equal causation.


16 posted on 08/19/2013 5:46:02 PM PDT by pluvmantelo (A Greenie is one distraught knowing that somewhere, someone is living above subsistence level.)
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To: SMGFan

When my wife was a child, her mother would bring food home from the market either in her cloth bag or, if applicable as with cooked food, wrapped in banana leaves. In the intervening years the “unsanitary” cloth bag was replaced with plastic as were the banana leaves. Now reusable fabric bags are required in Eugene, OR to replace the plastic. Banana leaf food wraps are praised as ecologically friendly. Hmmmm


17 posted on 08/19/2013 5:52:03 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: pluvmantelo

Another good fallacy is “post hoc ergo propter hoc”, I.e. it came after therefore it was caused by...


18 posted on 08/19/2013 5:52:33 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: pluvmantelo

Oops, must read ALL comments before posting...


19 posted on 08/19/2013 5:53:57 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: cripplecreek

My lunch was boiled spuds, beets, green beans and fire-roasted corn and tomatoes from the garden, and sauteed chicken. like your pork, the chicken had been packaged in plastic at the store. Now I do have to use plastic containers to transport my food to work.


20 posted on 08/19/2013 5:55:15 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: dayglored

You and me both.


21 posted on 08/19/2013 5:57:13 PM PDT by pluvmantelo (A Greenie is one distraught knowing that somewhere, someone is living above subsistence level.)
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To: dirtboy

Pyrex makes some really nice containers for that sort of thing. They have freezer safe lids too. Just be careful. Hubby packs his in a lunch bag that’s insulated.


22 posted on 08/19/2013 5:57:55 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: cripplecreek

You seem to be a very learned man about many things, so I have an off the wall question for you.

What might be the best cut of goat for a person that has never before eaten goat?


23 posted on 08/19/2013 5:59:06 PM PDT by Gator113
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To: SMGFan

“green” research


24 posted on 08/19/2013 5:59:37 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: Gator113

LOL I don’t know nuthin about no goats aside from the fact that the meat is fine but stringy.


25 posted on 08/19/2013 6:03:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Black Agnes

Well THAT does it! I’m going to quit eating cash register receipts.


26 posted on 08/19/2013 6:06:47 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Black Agnes

I’m in trouble. My favorite cups are plastic...


27 posted on 08/19/2013 6:09:00 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: cripplecreek

Well darn, I figured/hoped you would know. ;>) My wife wants to raise a couple head and I don’t want to raise anything we can eventually eat, if need be.


28 posted on 08/19/2013 6:13:38 PM PDT by Gator113
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To: SMGFan

Junk science or relevant issue? I just found out today that another young coworker has cancer. Something is going on. I’m beginning to thing that post-WWII food advancements aren’t as great as we thought they were. I think my Depression era grandparents were doing it right when they shunned margarine, Crisco, sliced bread, and meat from the freezer section.


29 posted on 08/19/2013 6:15:04 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Black Agnes

Thanks! Do we need a natural living ping list?


30 posted on 08/19/2013 6:15:43 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: SMGFan

I knew there had to be a reason I’ve got a spare tire around my middle — its because I eat food wrapped in plastic. Yeah. That’s it! It has to be that; not the fact that I over-eat and under-exercise.


31 posted on 08/19/2013 6:26:34 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: SMGFan

for later.


32 posted on 08/19/2013 6:35:12 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: cripplecreek

>>If anything, it sounds like people should stop feeding their kids so much pre packaged food.

Common sense like yours is now an uncommon virtue. This is what happens when government pays for science. Its like a study saying that the packaging for Oreos causes obesity. No...it’s the OREOs!


33 posted on 08/19/2013 6:39:14 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Gator113

In reference to ‘Goat’...

Cabrito is a popular southwestern/Hispanic dish... I just goggled and lots of info there...

From Texas Monthly (an Austin super liberal rag):

“Cooking your own cabrito can be real simple—if you want to dig a hole in your backyard, as purists insist. All you need is a three-foot-deep pit with a mesquite or oak fire raging in it. Wrap a skinned cabrito in a gunnysack bound with wire and set the meat in the pit. Cover it with dirt to seal in the heat and let it cook all day. The cabrito will be smoke-seasoned and tender by nightfall. Apartment-dwellers might want to opt for the kitchen method of cooking cabrito: place half a cabrito in a roasting pan with salt, pepper, and two or three onions and baste with hot lard or shortening. Cook for an hour and 45 minutes in a 375-degree oven, turning every twenty minutes or so. Sure beats having to dig up the back yard. “


34 posted on 08/19/2013 6:49:56 PM PDT by CenTex (November 6, 2012... A day that will live in infamy!!!)
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To: Enterprise

Do you handle the receipt and then grab a handful of french fries or onion rings?


35 posted on 08/19/2013 6:50:22 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Little Ray

Hubby had a big coffee cup that was plastic. I switched him out to a great big glass one (anchor hocking IIRC) that I found at WalMart for 2 bucks or something.

He actually likes the glass one better because the glass is a better insulator than the plastic and his coffee stays hot longer.


36 posted on 08/19/2013 6:52:48 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: TomGuy

That program already exists in several forms: abortion and homosexuality.


37 posted on 08/19/2013 6:53:18 PM PDT by ShasheMac
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To: Bryanw92

Actually it’s less the packaging for Oreos or other cookies and more the lining in the cans (Campbell’s soup for example) and all the plastic soda, juice and water bottles. And the baby bottles they were fed from.

And apparently it’s even more critical that pregnant women avoid these as it’s the prenatal exposure that might be the most damaging.


38 posted on 08/19/2013 6:58:48 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: CenTex

That sounds like fun to me.


39 posted on 08/19/2013 7:01:16 PM PDT by Gator113
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To: SMGFan
Bunk. The content of the food packages is the bigger factor.

40 posted on 08/19/2013 7:05:46 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: SMGFan

While there might be some connection between the packaging and obesity, I’d bet dollars to doughnuts that there’s an even better correlation between obesity and what’s IN the package.


41 posted on 08/19/2013 7:34:11 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: goodwithagun; Black Agnes
A natural living ping list is a great idea...and Black Agnes would be a perfect keeper of the list. I hope she will humbly accept this nomination...seriously.

Sign me up...

42 posted on 08/19/2013 7:46:52 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: 2ndreconmarine; Fitzcarraldo; Covenantor; Mother Abigail; EBH; Dog Gone; ...

Ping...in case you find this of interest.


43 posted on 08/19/2013 7:50:48 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Black Agnes

Yes. And then I mix them all together and pour oodles of ketchup on it from those plastic fast food packets.


44 posted on 08/19/2013 7:52:23 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: SMGFan

Is this real science or junk?


The Consumerist is published by Consumer Media LLC, a not-for-profit subsidiary of Consumer Reports, and takes no outside advertising.


45 posted on 08/19/2013 7:52:50 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Case back hoe for sale or trade for diesel wood chipper....Enforce the Bill of Rights. It's the Law!)
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To: S.O.S121.500

I mean the research they were reporting on.


46 posted on 08/19/2013 7:57:48 PM PDT by SMGFan (SMG is back on TV on "The Crazy Ones" this Fall on CBS)
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To: Pharmboy; goodwithagun

Done.


47 posted on 08/19/2013 8:26:54 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: VanShuyten

Peruse the abstract in the link at comment 12.


48 posted on 08/19/2013 8:27:51 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: SMGFan

BPA found not to be harmful.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonentine/2012/10/31/bisphenol-a-bpa-found-not-harmful-yet-again-so-why-did-so-many-reporters-and-ngos-botch-coverage-yet-again/2/


49 posted on 08/19/2013 8:32:36 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Signalman

And yet the study in link 12, published in January of 13 (several months after that forbes article) found just the opposite.

The subsequent study investigated the effects on multiple generations post exposure.

I’ll post a bit of the abstract here:

“Gestating F0 generation females were exposed to either the “plastics” or “lower dose plastics” mixture during embryonic days 8 to 14 of gonadal sex determination and the incidence of adult onset disease was evaluated in F1 and F3 generation rats. There were significant increases in the incidence of total disease/abnormalities in F1 and F3 generation male and female animals from plastics lineages. Pubertal abnormalities, testis disease, obesity, and ovarian disease (primary ovarian insufficiency and polycystic ovaries) were increased in the F3 generation animals.”

f0 is the initial generation. F1’s are their children. F2’s are their grandchildren and f3’s are the great grandchildren.

BPA showed up in the food supply en masse in the late 60’s. We’re just now seeing the f2’s of that exposure being born. I personally know 3 women born in/around the mid/late 70’s who were told in their late 20’s that they had the ovarian capacity of a 40 something woman. Ie, they were infertile at 27.

Of course, mass infertility is a completely desirable side effect of this stuff if you’re a globalist gaia worshipper. Like most of the elites.

But hey, if you think it’s safe, absolutely consume as much of it as you can. Your kids too. Natural selection happens even today. I’m sure the cigarette/health studies were all fearmongering hype too.


50 posted on 08/19/2013 8:39:42 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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