Skip to comments.Chemicals Found in Cereal Is Making Us Obese: Study
Posted on 08/12/2017 8:07:13 PM PDT by nickcarraway
You may want to rethink having that bowl of corn flakes for breakfast.
New research by experts at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles show that cereal is making people obese.
Published in the journal of Nature Communications, the paper states that chemical ingredients commonly used in breakfast cereals are having distressing effects on our bodies.
Looking at the effects of three different chemicals commonly ingested or exposed to humans, they found that each one was damaging the hormones needed to communicate between our brains and our stomach.
When all three were combined, the damage was worse.
One of the three chemicals used in the study was butylhydroxytoluene (BHT), which is an antioxidant used in many breakfast cereals to preserve taste and appearance and prevent them from turning rancid. The chemical is also found in other food products such as certain brands of cookies and chips.
Dr. Dhruv Sareen, assistant professor of Biomedical Sciences at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the leader of the study, pointed out something concerning about the food additive.
Of the three chemicals tested, BHT produced some of the strongest detrimental effects, Sareen said in a statement.
The researchers took blood samples from adults and converted them into stem cells that could then be grown into the tissue that lines our gut. They also grew neuronal tissues from the part of our brain that controls our appetite and metabolism.
The chemicals were then tested both one by one and combined and all results led to damaging effects on the hormones controlling gut to brain communication. They also found that the chemicals were damaging mitochondria in the body which converts food and oxygen into energy and drives the bodys metabolism.
When these systems break down, our body is unable to know when its truly full, causing us to overeat and gain weight.
This is a landmark study that substantially improves our understanding of how endocrine disruptors may damage human hormonal systems and contribute to the obesity epidemic in the U.S., said Clive Svendsen, director of the Cedars-Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute.
BHT has long been discussed as a potentially harmful additive but past studies never looked at the effects on humans. This would be the first time that researchers can confirm that BHT, tributyltin (TBT), and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) are negatively affecting our hormones and our waistlines.
Humans shouldn’t eat any grains, anyway.
I have been discovering that government/agribusiness propaganda has been incredibly effective. Most people believe they will DIE without carbohydrates. “You need carbohydrates for energy!”
If course, virtually everyone believes we need three meals a day, when three meals a week is more like it.
I avoid processed food as much as possible.
Most of it is a trip to migraine town for a few hours.
Recalling that song to mind:
Won’t you take me
to migraine town...
p.s. I have long suspected there’s something in our food making us all gain weight.
A recent study from France about the gerbils becoming extremely cannibalistic when in proximity to monoculture cornfields provided me with new thoughts about food choices.
See the book “The Plant Paradox” by Dr. Steven Gundry, a former vegetarian.
He warns about BHT and other chemical endocrine disrupters, along with lectins which are found in grains & pseudo-grains, corn, legumes, beans, soy and nightshade vegetables (tomatoes, peppers, eggplant).
Read this and you will understand why so many young people are confused about “gender.”
You go right ahead and eat three meals a week......
‘Three meals a week’? I’d look like Mahatma Gandhi on that diet regimen. I’ll take my 3 meals a day and eat healthy _ thank you very much.
Oh,no! Not tomatoes. ....
Also read the book, “Wheat Belly” by William Davis MD. You will be amazed at what has happen to wheat over the years and how it affects you now.
High Fructose corn syrup does not elicit insulin response so does not produce energy, just stores as fat.
Hybridized short stalk wheain all wheat consumed in U.S.does not convert into enough enzymes, and fails as energy source also I understand.
Sure there are other common food stuffs with similar effects.
It’s called sugar. Most breakfast cereals are loaded with it.
Three meals a week? Maduro, is that you?
didn’t see any usage stats before damage occurs...
At most, we eat, ‘cereal’ once a week. Home made granola in yogurt, with fresh fruit.
In the winter it’s oatmeal. With fresh fruit.
Where are we going wrong?
B.S.! Too many calories cause us to get fat.
Lol, yeah, that chemical is sugar.
Avoid processed carbs and most sugars. Our bodies are simply not designed for this crap. But do NOT listen to vegans and avoid butter, eggs and meats. Those morons sub the poisons margarine and canola oil instead.
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