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Foods Might Serve Up High Levels of Chemicals Found in Plastics

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Latest Prevention & Wellness News By Carina StorrsHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) — Bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates, two types of chemicals in plastics that have been linked to a number of health effects, could still find their way into your body even if you avoid …

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Chemicals in ‘Western’ Diet Show Alzheimer’s-Like Effects in Mice

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By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Common compounds in the “Western” diet seem to promote Alzheimer’s-linked brain deposits and memory problems in mice, researchers say. Scientists found that when they added the compounds — called advanced glycation end products (AGEs) — to the lifelong diets …

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Heavy Kids Exposed to Everyday Chemicals May Face More Heart Risks

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TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Overweight children exposed to high levels of certain household chemicals may be more likely to develop certain risk factors linked to heart disease and diabetes, according to new research. Scientists found that perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), used in stain and water repellants for carpets, …

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Do Common Household Chemicals Affect Your Weight?

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Latest Diet & Weight Management News By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — After losing weight, many dieters soon regain much of what they took off. Now, research hints that chemicals lurking in clothing and furniture may play a role in this frustrating yo-yo …

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Common Plastics Chemicals Linked to Autism Traits in Young Boys

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By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Young boys whose mothers were exposed to chemicals known as phthalates while pregnant may face an increased risk for developing behaviors associated with autism, a new study warns. Phthalates are chemicals found in many household products, …

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Mom-to-Be’s Cosmetics Chemicals Could Lead to Heavier Baby

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By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) — When pregnant women use cosmetics containing parabens, their children may have a greater likelihood of becoming overweight, a new study suggests. Parabens are chemicals that have long been used as a preservative in cosmetics and body care products. A …

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