Personal Care Products = Fat Child?

24 Jan

By Alya Alyssa Kattan

I love fat babies!  I think they are soooo CUTE.  Being a little puggy is one thing but looking like a sumo wrestler is another!  You feed your children a healthy diet and you keep them active, so what’s the reason for their weight gain?  Parents listen up!  There is a study claiming that personal care products such as lotions, medication, etc…can contribute to child obesity!  Scary 😦 huh!  Since every parent wants what’s best for his/her child, read on to find out what you can do to help your child.

The chemical known as phthalates, found in many personal care productions such as lotions, cosmetics, perfume, medication, and other nutritional products, has been linked to a possible contribution to childhood obesity.

The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York found an association between the exposure of the chemical and children who had a higher BMI than the average child.

Research showed that the BMI in overweight girls with the highest exposure to the chemical was 10% higher than those with the lowest exposure.

The study’s leader explained:

“Research has shown that exposure to these everyday chemicals may impair childhood neurodevelopment, but this is the first evidence demonstrating that they may contribute to childhood obesity.”

While a poor diet and lack of activity can also contribute to obesity in children, it seems that there may be a link between products containing phthalates and a possible cause or at least significant contribution to obesity. Very, very scary!!

Parents might want to consider using organic and environmentally friendly products for their children. The fact that products are still being made with such harmful chemicals, ESPECIALLY in products for children, is just an absolute outrage. Something needs to be changed.

[Image via WENN.]

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4 Responses to “Personal Care Products = Fat Child?”

  1. Danielle January 24, 2012 at 10:43 PM #

    OMG!!! Scary!!! Thanks for posting!!

  2. Mais January 25, 2012 at 1:52 PM #

    hmmm, and after sometime they will post another study that will contradict this!
    they are making us lost!
    i think we don’t need to freak out, use everything in moderation and things should be fine…i don’t know but i’m really not so convinced with what i read here! i didn’t make much sense to me…but of course i might be wrong after all..

    • Mais January 25, 2012 at 1:53 PM #

      it didn’t make much sense to me* sorry typo

  3. Ada January 26, 2012 at 4:25 AM #

    I love your articles (especially the hula hooping for cardio one!) and this one by far is my fav!! My friends and family think I’m some environmental hippie who should go live in a tree but I am ALWAYS saying things like this!

    There are way too many harmful and shady chemicals in the billions of products we use. It only makes sense! And hits closer to home when research is backing these statements and pinpointing exactly how they are/can be harming us. You’re great!!

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