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Cosmetic chemical increases osteoporosis risk

In the study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, researchers looked at data from 1,848 women between 2005 and 2010. They found that women who had higher levels of triclosan in their urine were more likely to develop osteoporosis later on in life.  Triclosan is often used as a bactericide in cosmetics, as well as other personal care products such as toothpaste, deodorant and antibacterial soap. While previous studies have linked the chemical to heart disease, heart failure, disrupted muscle function, allergies, weight gain, inflammation and disrupted hormone function, this study is the first to find a direct connection between triclosan and an increased risk of osteoporosis.  Read more....



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