Ever since people across the globe became conscious about a healthy lifestyle and healthy diet nonstick pans arrive in the field of cooking for cooking healthy food with minimum oil. Nonstick undoubtedly served the purpose well and made preparation of food a lot easier. However, a new research report states that nonstick pans might prove to be more harmful than its usefulness, as they have been engaged with the weight gain factor.
Lately researchers from Harvard University administered a study that got published in the “PLOS Medicine”- a scientific journal for determining the interference of cookware with the weight loss fact. In order to run the experiment they examined almost 621 overweight individuals, those who took part in a six-month plan for weight loss. It’s after 18 months they found that the dieters had put on weight that’s almost equal to half of what they lost.
It’s with further investigation, they found out those individuals with the maximum level of PFAS or perfluoroalkyl substances, specifically females, gained the maximum amount of weight. PFAS are human made chemicals that are used in making products non-stick or waterproof, more stain-resistant, and they are seen on pans and pots, and also some fast food wrappers. All these outcomes of research suggest that the environmental chemicals may play a major role in the latest epidemic of obesity.
Considering the persistence of these PFAS in the surroundings and also the human body, their active adverse effects do remain as a concern for public health, as written by the researchers. Whilst on the other hand scientist re exactly sure of why the PFAS are occurring as a cause of weight gain. Thy even marked that individuals with higher PFAS levels also undergone a lower resting rate of metabolism. Putting it in other words, they simply were burning out less fat from the body the entire the day while performing al regular normal activities.
Researchers also told that they are now looking forward to continue with their investigations for better understanding the thread between the weight gain regulation among humans and exposure of PFAS.
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