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Fast Food Identified as a Significant Source of Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals

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  • People who got at least 35 percent of their calories from fast food in a 24-hour period had nearly 24 percent higher levels of DEHP and 39 percent higher DiNP in their urine than those who had not consumed any fast food
  • Animal studies show exposure to the phthalate metabolite DEHP can damage the liver, kidneys, lungs, and reproductive system, particularly the developing testes of prenatal and neonatal males
  • Recent research has linked both DEHP and DiNP to increased insulin resistance in adolescents

By Dr. Mercola

Fast food contains many ingredients that compromise health, but did you know these convenience meals also come with an extra serving of endocrine-disrupting chemicals? According to recent research, people who eat drive-through hamburgers and take-out pizzas have higher levels of phthalates in their urine.


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