• Neonatal Paraben Use and Childhood Obesity

    In a recent study, mothers who used parabens had children who were more likely to be overweight in their childhood years, and it was more common in the girls. The parabens in the cosmetic products were able to be directly measured in their urine. When they conducted this study with mice, they showed a higher food intake and more weight gain in female offspring, as well. With the mice, the effect was due to a genetic modification that changed their appetite regulation. View Post