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.
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