Chemicals found in cereal is making us obese: Study

Toronto Sun | 8/12/2017 | Staff
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You may want to rethink having that bowl of corn flakes for breakfast.

New research by experts at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles show that cereal is making people obese.

Journal - Nature - Communications - Paper - Chemical

Published in the journal of Nature Communications, the paper states that chemical ingredients commonly used in breakfast cereals are having distressing effects on our bodies.

Looking at the effects of three different chemicals commonly ingested or exposed to humans, they found that each one was damaging the hormones needed to communicate between our brains and our stomach.


When all three were combined, the damage was worse.

One of the three chemicals used in the study was butylhydroxytoluene (BHT), which is an antioxidant used in many breakfast cereals to preserve taste and appearance and prevent them from turning rancid. The chemical is also found in other food products such as certain brands of cookies and chips.

Dr - Dhruv - Sareen - Assistant - Professor

Dr. Dhruv Sareen, assistant professor of Biomedical Sciences at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the leader of the study, pointed out something concerning about the food additive.

“Of the three chemicals tested, BHT produced some of the strongest detrimental effects,” Sareen said in a statement.

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