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Old 01-13-2012, 11:53 AM   #16
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In the documentary, they state that chemicals like BPA may be changing our set point as babies. Like you have a certain amount of fat cells by puberty and after that point you can't lower your fat cell count, but that these chemicals might make it so that right from the start, you'd have more fat cells. Then they say that while they did ban BPA from baby bottles, it's still found in linings of tin cans, or on store receipts and lots of other things, and that 90% of north americans have BPA in the bloodstream at any given moment.

Then they went on to inject into pregnant mice the same amount that the typical person might ingest in a day. 2 micrograms per kilogram of weight. What they found is that the offspring of that experiment, those mice had more fat at birth and became fatter later in life than those mice whose mothers didn't have that chemical. Even eating the SAME AMOUNT of food as other mice and having access to the same exercise, they were still 10-15 percent fatter. And we're talking same calories! They believe that chemicals may affect the way our bodies respond to calories.

They named these chemicals as likely culprits, notice nicotine and fructose on this list!

DES (Diethylstilbestrol)
PBDE (Polybrominated diphenyl ethers)
PFOA (Perfluorooctanoic Acid)
PCB (Polychlorinated biphenyls)
DDT (dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane)
MSG (Monosodium glutamate)
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