Doctors Health Press ( — www.DoctorsHealthPress.com), a division of Lombardi Publishing Corporation and the publisher of various natural health newsletters, books, and reports, including the popular Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is commenting on a study showing that eating fast food exposes people to harmful chemicals.
Through the recent National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), researchers set out to show the relationship between consuming fast food and the exposure to the chemicals phthalates and bisphenol A (BPA). The study used surveys from 8,887 participants between 2003 and 2010 and used 24-hour dietary recall to examine the connection between dietary exposure and urinary chemical concentrations. (Source: Zota, Ami R., et al. “Recent Fast Food Consumption and Bisphenol A and Phthalates Exposure among the U.S Population,” Environmental Health Perspectives, April 13, 2016; http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/15-10803/.)
“People have been more conscientious than ever about what they put into their bodies,” says Adrian Newman, publisher of Doctors Health Press. “Studies like these help regulate what the food industry can and can’t put into their food products. If chemicals are deemed to be unsafe, it can actually lead to regulatory changes.”
As part of the study, researchers measured the fast food intake, fast food-derived fat intake, and fast food intake by food group. The result showed a relationship between the amount of fast food consumed and increased levels of the phthalates and BPA within the body.
“People have a general idea of what is considered good food and what is considered bad food,” Newman continues. “It is the convenience of fast food that makes it so tempting. People tend not to make very informed dietary decisions when time is a factor.”
Doctors Health Press has always been vocal about the harshness of phthalates; they previously reported that phthalate exposure may be linked to pregnancy loss and high blood pressure.
“We’ve dealt with the dangers of these chemicals before in some of our content,” Newman explains. “So studies like these further confirm what Doctors Health Press has been suggesting: consumption of phthalates and BPA should be minimized.”
Doctors Health Press believes in the healing properties of various alternative remedies, including Chinese medicine. Their e-Bulletin is a daily e-newsletter that provides natural health news with a focus on natural healing through foods, herbs, and other breakthrough alternative health treatments. More information about Doctors Health Press can be found at www.DoctorsHealthPress.com.
Name: Adrian Newman
Email: Send Email
Organization: Doctors Health Press, Inc
Address: 60 State Street, Suite 700, Boston, MA 02109-1894
Release ID: 111224