Food preser­va­tive pro­motes overeat­ing

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A pop­u­lar food preser­va­tive in mass-mar­ket ce­re­als and other pack­aged foods, BHT (short for butyl­hy­drox­y­toluene) stim­u­lates overeat­ing, ac­cord­ing to re­search at Cedars-Si­nai Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Los An­ge­les. PFOA (per­flu­o­rooc­tanoic acid), found in some non­stick cook­ware, car­pet­ing, and clean­ing prod­ucts, and TBT (trib­utyltin) in paints, which can end up in wa­ter and seafood, had a sim­i­lar ef­fect. “We dis­cov­ered that each of th­ese chem­i­cals dam­aged hor­mones that com­mu­ni­cate be­tween the gut and the brain,” said re­searcher Dhruv Sa­reen, PhD. The tox­ins shut off sig­nals that in­di­cate we’ve eaten enough, re­sult­ing in overeat­ing and weight gain. Among the three chem­i­cals tested, BHT was the worst of­fender.

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