The frying pan may be as much to blame for your expanding waistline as the fry-up sizzling inside it. Researchers found that people with higher blood levels of a type of chemical commonly used in non-stick cookware were more likely to put weight back on after dieting. Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are also found in water-repellent clothing, stain-resistant fabrics and carpets, food wrapping and cosmetics. They have been linked with a range of health problems, including cancer, immune dysfunction and high cholesterol. Chan School of Public Health believe they have found the mechanism by which PFASs may affect people’s weight.
Source: The Times February 14, 2018 00:02 UTC