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Chemicals used in common consumer items linked to higher obesity and Type 2 diabetes risk: Study

If you have an unhealthy lifestyle, it’s not that surprising to find yourself suffering from obesity and type 2 diabetes, but that’s not the only way you can develop these health problems. A new study has shown that some of the everyday products you use in your home could also be stacking the odds against you when it comes to type 2 diabetes and obesity.  Researchers from Serbia’s University of Novi Sad looked at the levels of phthalates that are absorbed by people in a study. These chemicals are regularly used during the production process of plastics, and they’ve been found in items such as food packaging, makeup, shampoo, bottled water, instant coffee, milk and perfume.  Read more.....



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