Plastic causing obesity

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Overeating (especially shit quality food) and lack of exercise does not help at all, but the poisons in our environment are certainly making everything worse. You can find those old photos of "fattest man in the world" sort of stuff, and then go to your local walmart and notice 20% of people are way past that. It doesn't make sense that it's just shit diet + no exercise. There's definitely more. Pesticides (like glyphosate) may be part of it, and the estrogens in the water, but plastic likely also plays a role in obesity (and homosexuality).

It's a very serious issue because testosterone converts into estrogen via aromatase which is produced by body fat. And fatties are allowed to vote, and therefore are more likely to vote for faggotry and forced anal ramming of children.

The global obesity epidemic is getting worse, especially among children, with rates of obesity rising over the past decade and shifting to earlier ages. In the US, roughly 40 per cent of today’s high school students were overweight by the time they started high school. Globally, the incidence of obesity has tripled since the 1970s, with fully one billion people expected to be obese by 2030.
The consequences are grave, as obesity correlates closely with high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and other serious health problems. Despite the magnitude of the problem, there is still no consensus on the cause, although scientists do recognise many contributing factors, including genetics, stress, viruses and changes in sleeping habits. Of course, the popularity of heavily processed foods β€” high in sugar, salt and fat – has also played a role, especially in Western nations, where people on average consume more calories per day now than 50 years ago. Even so, recent reviews of the science conclude that much of the huge rise in obesity globally over the past four decades remains unexplained.
An emerging view among scientists is that one major overlooked component in obesity is almost certainly our environment β€” in particular, the pervasive presence within it of chemicals which, even at very low doses, act to disturb the normal functioning of human metabolism, upsetting the body’s ability to regulate its intake and expenditure of energy.
Some of these chemicals, known as β€œobesogens,” directly boost the production of specific cell types and fatty tissues associated with obesity. Unfortunately, these chemicals are used in many of the most basic products of modern life including plastic packaging, clothes and furniture, cosmetics, food additives, herbicides and pesticides.
Ten years ago, the idea of chemically induced obesity was something of a fringe hypothesis, but not anymore.
β€œObesogens are certainly a contributing factor to the obesity epidemic,” is what Bruce Blumberg, an expert on obesity and endocrine-disrupting chemicals from the University of California, Irvine, told me by email. β€œThe difficulty is determining what fraction of obesity is related to chemical exposure.”
Importantly, recent research demonstrates that obesogens act to harm individuals in ways that traditional tests of chemical toxicity can’t detect. In particular, consequences of chemical exposure may not appear during the lifetime of an exposed organism but can be passed down through so-called epigenetic mechanisms to offspring even several generations away. A typical example is tributyltin or TBT, a chemical used in wood preservatives, among other things. In experiments exposing mice to low and supposedly safe levels of TBT, Blumberg and his colleagues found significantly increased fat accumulation in the next three generations.
TBT and other obesogens trigger such effects by interfering directly with the normal biochemistry of the endocrine system, which regulates the storage and use of energy, as well as human eating behavior. This biochemistry depends on a wide variety of hormones produced in organs such as the gastrointestinal tract, pancreas and liver, as well as chemicals in the brain capable of altering feelings of hunger. Experiments have shown that mice exposed to obesogenic chemicals before birth exhibit significantly altered appetites later in their lives, and a propensity to obesity.
Nearly 1,000 obesogens with such effects have already been identified in studies with animals or humans. They include Bisphenol A, a chemical widely used in plastics, and the phthalates, plasticising agents used in paints, medicine and cosmetics. Others include parabens used as preservatives in food and paper products, and chemicals called organotins used as fungicides. Other obesogens include pesticides and herbicides, including glyphosate, which a recent study found to be present in the urine of most Americans.
A further clue that these chemicals may lie behind obesity: Studies have found that the obesity crisis is also affecting cats, dogs and other animals living in proximity with people. A significant rise in obesity incidence has even been noted in laboratory rodents and primates – animals raised under strictly controlled conditions of caloric intake and exercise. The only possible factors driving weight gain for these animals, researchers believe, would be subtle chemical changes in the nature of the foods they eat, or in the materials used to build their pens.
So it is possible that we have unwittingly saturated our living environment with chemicals affecting some of the most fundamental biochemical feedbacks controlling human growth and development. The obesity epidemic will likely persist, or grow worse, unless we can find ways to eliminate such chemicals from the environment, or at least identify the most problematic substances and greatly reduce human exposure to them.
At the very least, it will require a transformation in the way we test chemicals for their toxicity, especially the many compounds that are ubiquitous in our food, plastics, paints, cosmetics and other products. Discoveries in epigenetics have deeply changed basic biological science and medicine over the past 15 years but have not yet had much impact on prevailing practices for chemical safety testing. Scientists are pushing for changes, but it takes time.
Hopefully, appropriate test methods will be adopted within the next few years. If they aren’t, we may well struggle to make any appreciable dent in this pernicious epidemic.
 

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Overeating (especially shit quality food) and lack of exercise does not help at all, but the poisons in our environment are certainly making everything worse. You can find those old photos of "fattest man in the world" sort of stuff, and then go to your local walmart and notice 20% of people are way past that. It doesn't make sense that it's just shit diet + no exercise. There's definitely more. Pesticides (like glyphosate) may be part of it, and the estrogens in the water, but plastic likely also plays a role in obesity (and homosexuality).

It's a very serious issue because testosterone converts into estrogen via aromatase which is produced by body fat. And fatties are allowed to vote, and therefore are more likely to vote for faggotry and forced anal ramming of children.


I am 46 and I remember the late 1970's-early 1980's very well. As a child NOTHING was in plastic, save things like yogurt and a milk jug, usually it depended on how you bought milk, the smaller size was normally in a paper carton, the gallon in a plastic jug. Most everything was in glass, Peanut Butter, all fruit juices, V8 Juice was in a can, ketchup was in glass, but mustard like Plochman's, thats the barrel-shaped one you see in the condiment aisle was in plastic. Orange juice came often either canned or it was in a carton, I remember Sunny Delite had a plastic bottle. Again in this era it was very hit and miss. Sometime after say 1988, everything was suddenly in plastic. One of the big things I remember around 1985 or so was the plastic bladder baby bottles, these were removable bladders a Mother could heat in some water then bam instant warm milk. When my brother and I were babies it was strictly glass, in fact for everyone it was glass. Is it any wonder so many Millenials are sick or Trans?
 

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It's not just plastic packaging. There's plastic everywhere. The ocean will soon have more plastic than fish. The plastic gets into the water in the form of microplastics. So the livestock is eating plastic. If you water a plant with plastic-infested water (95% of tap water in the US has microplastics) it can be soaked up by plants roots and get in the fruit and vegetables.

It's only getting worse BTW
 

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BPAs in plastics are endocrine distruptors and xenoestrogens so they cause a more feminine-pattern fat distribution on the thighs and ass rather than abdominal viceral fat, but I haven’t seen any evidence that plastics if and of themselves can make you fat. I’m a bit skeptical of β€œobesegens” and would prolly need some old peer reviewed journal sources for that.
 

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BPAs in plastics are endocrine distruptors and xenoestrogens so they cause a more feminine-pattern fat distribution on the thighs and ass rather than abdominal viceral fat, but I haven’t seen any evidence that plastics if and of themselves can make you fat. I’m a bit skeptical of β€œobesegens” and would prolly need some old peer reviewed journal sources for that.
I would definitely say that people whose diet is more processed and plastic wrapped tend to be fatter. But I think the obvious explanation for this may be that unhealthier processed foods often have shorter shelf lives and need to be wrapped and preserved in plastic until consumed, whereas healthier wholefoods, with the exception of some meat and grains, do not tend to be packaged in plastic wrap.

Also again, if you're just driving down to the store and picking up bags and bags of whole foods on demand as you please, you're gonna be fatter vs the Amish guys who buy all their whole foods down at the farmer's market and among their own communes at less regular intervals. Those guys are of course constantly doing cardio too which melts any high calorie food right off, which is not so for the suburban motorist/cart pusher.
 

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Not meaning toys, the toys were plastic of course, those had been around since probably the 40's or so. Henry Ford was experimenting with plastics before WWII. When I said nothing was in plastic I meant most of your condiments. Mayonaisse was in glass, ketchup was in glass, steak sauce is still mostly in glass, peanut butter was in glass, Gatorade was in glass, all of our fruit juices were in glass. The only juice I remember always being in plastic was Sunny Delite. I also know Plotchman's mustard was in a plastic-barrel shaped container, but most mustard was still in glass. Thats why they had those plastic Ketchup Mustard bottles, you would physically have to pour ketchup and mustard into them to have an outdoor cookout Milk of course by that time was in milk cartons and plastic jugs, depending on how much you bought, All of your soda bottles, even the ones at the gas station were in glass, plastic ones of those became common about 1993. Cans were basically only something drunk in office break rooms, no one liked them. We bought soda in 8-packs of 16 oz returnable bottles, which after consumned, you took back to the store in your car, got a cart took them inside then rolled them down the soda conveyer belt, where someone in the back stacked them to send to the bottling plant to be washed, refilled then sold again. Someone thought this was dumb and sold us on cans, now we probably have 10 quintillion cans in our landfills. #Progress
 

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I am 46 and I remember the late 1970's-early 1980's very well. As a child NOTHING was in plastic, save things like yogurt and a milk jug, usually it depended on how you bought milk, the smaller size was normally in a paper carton, the gallon in a plastic jug. Most everything was in glass, Peanut Butter, all fruit juices, V8 Juice was in a can, ketchup was in glass, but mustard like Plochman's, thats the barrel-shaped one you see in the condiment aisle was in plastic. Orange juice came often either canned or it was in a carton, I remember Sunny Delite had a plastic bottle. Again in this era it was very hit and miss. Sometime after say 1988, everything was suddenly in plastic. One of the big things I remember around 1985 or so was the plastic bladder baby bottles, these were removable bladders a Mother could heat in some water then bam instant warm milk. When my brother and I were babies it was strictly glass, in fact for everyone it was glass. Is it any wonder so many Millenials are sick or Trans?
80's birthed the "diet" craze like diet sodas and "fat free" food products. Little did we know then, these were accelerating obesity. The diet of our grandfathers didnt need to be replaced.

I too recall soda, gatorade, and small milks all coming in glass bottles. Glass bottles can be reused as well, not sure why the weather crowd hasnt repeatedly brought this up. Broken glass is also simple to recycle, as is paper.
 

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80's birthed the "diet" craze like diet sodas and "fat free" food products. Little did we know then, these were accelerating obesity. The diet of our grandfathers didnt need to be replaced.
The "low fat" and "fat free" versions of various foods, particularly dairy, were initially rather bland. So the food manufacturers compensated by adding extra sugar, as they did to the "low sodium" varieties.
 

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Clarification: I did not post this as a refutation of the hypothesis that plastic is harming human health and causing obesity (nor to endorse the kike faggot Henry Rollins or jewtitties) but to complement it

At this point it would probably be easier to determine what doesn't cause harm to human health that people consume on the reg
 
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