We’ve been taught that weight is a simple matter of calories in vs. calories out. If you take in more than you burn, you gain weight. Burn more than you consume and you lose weight. Easy right? Well, perhaps the equation is more complicated than that.
A Mother Jones article recently explored whether BPA, the chemical found in everything from aluminum can lining to receipts, can significantly contribute to obesity. More research needs to be done to determine exactly how it works but an excerpt from the article says plenty:
But the UC-Irvine study represents yet another bit of evidence that the FDA, which recently reaffirmed its approval of BPA in can linings, isn’t taking the threat of industrial chemicals in food nearly seriously enough. And it also strongly suggests that at least some of our obesity problem stems not from personal choice but rather from decisions made behind closed doors by the food and chemical industries, which have found it profitable to put this stuff in our food containers.
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