Bizarre Headline of the Week

From my Weekly Grist account in Google Reader:

Is Your Shampoo Making You Fat?

Most bizarre of all–they are serious.  And reading the article, it almost makes sense, if you think about it.

The basic question is, how much of our obesity epidemic is about calories-in-vs-calories-out, and how much is about metabolism, closely linked to and affected by, hormones and the various stuff our bodies create and send through our systems to monitor and regulate things? Thus, if we are consuming and filling our bodies right and left with BPA and phelates and God-knows-what-other endocrine disruptors (endocrine system? producer of hormones and stuff?), is it that far out of the ballpark to wonder if those hormone-messing-with substances might be affecting how our bodies deal with weight and fat and stuff?

Worth at least paying attention to.


Posted on July 5, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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