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The concerns and risks over chemicals used in common plastics have been known for a couple of decades, but now replacement chemicals thought to be safer… are showing the same kind of results.
The same Washington State lab that discovered the affects of bisphenol A, or BPA, is noticing similar problems with BPA-free products. Two decades ago, the lab found that mice that were in plastics cages with BPAs, had a sudden increase in chromosomal abnormal eggs in the animals. Now similar problems are being reported in mice that are in cages and using bottles and cups that are all BPA-free.
The head of the lab said more study is needed to determine the affect on humans… but if the same problems are the same in humans, they may carry over to future generations.
While many pregnant women are cautioned to avoid fish during pregnancy… a new study is showing that regular consumption of fatty fish can help with their child’s eyesight and brain development.
The small study, done in Finland, looked at 56 mothers and their children. The team recorded levels of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid sources in the mother’s diet and blood serum as well as levels in their child’s blood at one month and 2 years of age. Vision test results showed that infants whose mothers ate fish three or more times a week toward the end of pregnancy fared better than those who ate no fish or up to two portions a week.
The lead author attributed the results to the long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in the fish, but also other nutrients like vitamins D and E.
Your kids likely have a regular bedtime… but maybe you should consider one for yourself as well. A recent study shows it’s just as important for older adults and their heart and metabolic health.
The study included nearly 2 thousand older adults… those that had irregular sleep patterns weighed more, had higher blood sugar and blood pressure. But they also had a higher risk of having a heart attack or stroke within 10 years, compared to those who went to bed and woke at the same time every day.
The lead author did say that it can’t be concluded that irregular sleep scheduled caused health risks, but instead that there was an association between the two.
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