Perinatal BPA exposure induces chronic inflammation by modulating gut bacteria

Public Release: 10-Oct-2017   American Society for Microbiology Washington, DC – October 10, 2017 – Emerging evidence from a research study in rabbits suggests that environmental toxicants may influence inflammation-promoted chronic disease susceptibility during early life. BPA exposure just before or after birth leads to reduced gut bacterial diversity, bacterial metabolites such as short-chain fatty…

GM soybean oil causes less obesity and insulin resistance but is harmful to liver function

Public Release: 2-Oct-2017   UC Riverside mouse study compares Plenish to conventional soybean, coconut, and olive oils University of California – Riverside   IMAGE: This photo shows Poonamjot Deol (seated) and Frances Sladek. Credit: I. Pittalwala, UC Riverside. RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have tested a genetically-modified (GM) soybean oil…

Mislabeled moisturizers create problems for skin disorder sufferers

Public Release: 6-Sep-2017   Eczema, psoriasis patients have trouble navigating products with misleading ingredients Northwestern University CHICAGO — A new Northwestern Medicine study found that moisturizers marked “fragrance free” or “hypoallergenic” were not, and products labeled as “dermatologist-recommended” often came with a higher price tag. The inaccurate claims and higher prices make it difficult for…

Common antiseptic ingredients de-energize cells and impair hormone response

Public Release: 22-Aug-2017   Some disinfectants inhibit cell energy and alter reproduction University of California – Davis A new in-vitro study by University of California, Davis, researchers indicates that quaternary ammonium compounds, or “quats,” used as antimicrobial agents in common household products inhibit mitochondria, the powerhouses of the cell, as well as estrogenic functions in…

Video games can change your brain

Public Release: 22-Jun-2017   Studies investigating how playing video games can affect the brain have shown that they can cause changes in many brain regions Frontiers Scientists have collected and summarized studies looking at how video games can shape our brains and behavior. Research to date suggests that playing video games can change the brain…

Bug spray accumulation in the home

Public Release: 22-Jun-2017   Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Warmer temperatures can lead to a flurry of unwelcome guests to our house – flies, mosquitoes, fleas, wasps, bedbugs and lice. Pyrethroids are a common pesticide used to repel these pests, and even though they have been found more or less safe for mammals in…

Sugar-sweetened beverages becoming more affordable around the world

Public Release: 4-May-2017   Increasing affordability expected to hamper efforts to address global obesity epidemic American Cancer Society A new American Cancer Society study concludes that sugar-sweetened beverages have become more affordable in nearly every corner of the globe, and are likely to become even more affordable and more widely consumed. The study appears in…

Daily consumption of sodas, fruit juices and artificially sweetened sodas affect brain

Public Release: 20-Apr-2017   Boston University Medical Center   (Boston)–Data from the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) has shown that people who more frequently consume sugary beverages such as sodas and fruit juices are more likely to have poorer memory, smaller overall brain volumes and smaller hippocampal volumes–an area of the brain important for memory. Researchers…

High-sugar diet programs a short lifespan

“The findings improve our understanding how changes in diet and gene expression affect the speed of ageing.” Public Release: 10-Jan-2017 High-sugar diet programs a short lifespan in flies University College London   Flies with a history of eating a high sugar diet live shorter lives, even after their diet improves. This is because the unhealthy…