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Exposure to chemicals in everyday products can make you obese

Your levels of exposure to chemicals used in everyday products can determine the fat content in your body, claims a recent study.

health and fitness Updated: Apr 23, 2016 09:25 IST
Phthalates are chemicals found in everything from plastic products and soap to nail polish, and can be detrimental to people’s health.
Phthalates are chemicals found in everything from plastic products and soap to nail polish, and can be detrimental to people’s health.(Shutterstock)

Looks like everything around is just conspiring to make humans fatter. As it turns out, your levels of exposure to chemicals used in everyday products can determine the fat content in your body, claims a recent study.

Phthalates are chemicals found in everything from plastic products and soap to nail polish, and they give plastic its bendy stretch. But growing research shows that they could be detrimental to people’s health.

Lead author Lei Yin said phthalate exposure could be closely associated with the rise of different types of diseases and obesity in humans.

Read: Obese people can not only lose weight, they can keep weight off too

Researchers revealed that some phthalates have proven to cause reproductive toxicity at high levels of exposure.

The research, which appeared in the journal Toxicology in Vitro, was conducted on mice and could be of great importance if also found true for humans.

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