Side effects: Chlorpyrifos, A common Pesticide worldwide, is increasing Obesity
- It slows down the process of burning calories in the brown adipose tissue of rats.
- The thermogenesis process is triggered when fewer calories are expended
- Due to this the body starts accumulating extra calories and it causes obesity.
Another bad news comes amid concerns about the ill effects of pesticides. The study, led by scientists from McMaster University, has revealed that the common pesticide chlorpyrifos may be a major cause of the obesity crisis.
In the study published in Nature Communications, researchers found that chlorpyrifos, banned in Canada, is sprayed on vegetables and fruits around the world.
Research has shown that it slows down the process of burning calories in the brown adipose tissue of rats. The process of thermogenesis is triggered when fewer calories are expended.
Due to this the body starts accumulating extra calories and it causes obesity. The discovery is based on a study of 34 insecticides used on brown fat cells.
Problems with lifestyle changes
Brown fat is active in cold weather and during meals. Lifestyle changes often do not lead to permanent weight loss. Behind the problem is chlorpyrifos, which slows down our metabolic furnace.
That’s why brown fat is important
Brown fat acts like a metabolic furnace in our body, which burns calories, unlike normal fat. The heat it generates prevents calories from being stored as normal white fat in our bodies.
Consumption of fewer calories Most studies have considered overeating to be responsible for weight gain. Whereas, the real problem is to use fewer calories. Although this study has not been tested on humans, it would be safe to say that eat as much food as possible that is pesticide-free.