PFA in food grade items of daily use linked to obesity and weight gain

A new study from researchers at Harvard University has shown that certain chemicals used in consumer products as well as industrial products are linked to obesity and weight gain. The chemicals under the scanner are perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs). These PFAs have been linked to raised cholesterol, hormone imbalance, immune problems, cancers and obesity.

Eating faster linked to obesity

A new study has thrown light on several eating habits that could be linked to obesity. Notable among these are speed of eating, eating after dinner snacks and eating within 2 hours of sleeping. The study titled, “Effects of changes in eating speed on obesity in patients with diabetes: a secondary analysis of longitudinal health check-up data” appeared in the latest issue of the online journal BMJ Open.