Skip to comments.Studies Link Plastic Food Packaging To Diabetes, Obesity Risks In Kids
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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If anything, it sounds like people should stop feeding their kids so much pre packaged food.
Quit eating the packaging. But then, maybe the packaging has more nutrition.
Ban kids and the problem will eventually resolve itself.
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.
Stop buying/drinking bottled water.
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?
I know, silly question, it wouldn't fit the agenda.
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.
Post hoc fallacy. Doesn’t prove causation, just proves that fat people eat lots of food from plastic containers.
My dinner tonight consists of fresh steamed broccoli, baked potatoes and pork chops. The only thing that was packaged with plastic were the chops.
“Plastics Derived Endocrine Disruptors (BPA, DEHP and DBP) Induce Epigenetic Transgenerational Inheritance of Obesity, Reproductive Disease and Sperm Epimutations”
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.
the FDA takes their signals from 1400 Pennsylvania Avenue....
Or eating anything that comes from a can.
Or handling cash register receipts. They’re coated with it.
Fat, sick Americans are easier to manipulate and more needy for government provided ‘healthcare’.
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.
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
Another good fallacy is “post hoc ergo propter hoc”, I.e. it came after therefore it was caused by...
Oops, must read ALL comments before posting...
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.
You and me both.
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.
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?
LOL I don’t know nuthin about no goats aside from the fact that the meat is fine but stringy.
Well THAT does it! I’m going to quit eating cash register receipts.
I’m in trouble. My favorite cups are plastic...
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.
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.
Thanks! Do we need a natural living ping list?
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.
>>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!
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 simpleif 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. “
Do you handle the receipt and then grab a handful of french fries or onion rings?
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.
That program already exists in several forms: abortion and homosexuality.
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.
That sounds like fun to me.
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.
Sign me up...
Ping...in case you find this of interest.
Yes. And then I mix them all together and pour oodles of ketchup on it from those plastic fast food packets.
Is this real science or junk?
I mean the research they were reporting on.
Peruse the abstract in the link at comment 12.
BPA found not to be harmful.
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.