With weight loss, the concentration of harmful substances in the body increases. A study showed that the concentration of chemicals, including carcinogenic pollutants, increases when people lose weight.
(08.09.2010) In general, losing weight makes sense if people are overweight. Because if you are overweight, the risk also increases. for cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. But losing weight can also have negative consequences. At least that is reported by the "International Journal of Obesity".
When people lose body mass during a diet, the concentration of hard-to-breakdown chemicals in the body also increases. In particular, the researchers name the dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB), which is considered to be carcinogenic. In contrast, when people gain weight, the concentration of chemical substances also decreases. This is because the body stores the pollutants in the adipose tissue. If those affected lose weight, the carcinogenic substances are released in the blood. It is also interesting in this context that a continuous weight loss over a course of ten years is more harmful in this context than an entertaining weight loss over the course of a year.
It is not clear in what context the patient's history plays a role and what environmental factors are involved. Similar to bisphenol-A, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) are used as plasticizers by industry. PCB not only favors cancer, but is also held responsible for growth and reproductive problems. It should be noted that it is not the diet as such that is negative for the human organism, but the chemical substances that are used in numerous products. (sb)
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