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Weight loss v pollutants.

Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are chemicals that do not break down easily in the environment so they tend to build up. This causes problems in the food chain, and in man-made sources, such as pesticides, solvents and production of PVC.

Higher POP levels are linked to high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dental disease and rheumatoid arthritis, with a possible role in dementia.

Now Dr Duk-Hee Lee has found that POPs are stored in fat tissue, and are lower in those gaining weight and higher in those losing weight.

Those losing the most weight over 10 years showed the greatest increase in POPs, about 50% higher than those gaining the most weight in the same time.


September 9, 2010 - Posted by | Arthritis, CVD - cardiovascular disease, Dementia, Diabetes, Duk-Hee Lee, Gum disease, Health, High blood pressure, Obesity, Weight management

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