Can Food Preparation Conveyor Belt Plastic Make Your Baby Fat?

According to a new study published in the Journal of Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP), a chemical commonly used in the food manufacturing process, can increase fat storage in the body even before birth.

This studies shows that the cell lines exposed to increasingly higher levels of BBP also showed higher levels of adipogenesis.

This is how fat cells develop — and apparently they develop five times higher, depending on the dose.

Mahua Choudhury, Ph.D, who led this study, said, "We were quite surprised by the results.

We had thought we would see some increase, but nothing this dramatic.”

I’m surprised too. Aren’t you…?

More than one-third of adult Americans are obese, and obesity contributes to type 2 diabetes, stroke and heart disease.

It now looks like plastics may be contributing to this problem….


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gallde 6 years 19 weeks ago

Size matters. That is, the size of the dose. We're dealing with an organic toxin here, not a homeopathic remedy, so a vanishingly-small concentration should see the studied effect vanish. Let's see a study of concentrations of BBP in actual suspect foods, rather than speculate that a material that happens to be used in food-processing equipment is causing obesity. There are more obvious suspects!

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stecoop01 6 years 19 weeks ago

What about plastic food and drink containers? Or the adhesives used in film for bag sealers (the entire inside surface of the bag is coated with the adhesive)? Or the lubricants used in food processing equipment (YES, your food may/will have come in to contact with machine lubricants!)?

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Intermittent In... 6 years 19 weeks ago


Election Fraud?

"the system is rigged" - E. Warren

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