A new study suggests that weight loss causes persistent organic pollutants to leak from fat cells into the blood stream, potentially causing health problems.
People with long-term weight loss have higher levels of persistent organic pollutants in their blood, which are known to increase the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure(hypertension) and diabetes, according to an article published today in the International Journal of Obesity.
The investigators found that the highest concentrations of POP compounds were found in those who had lost the most weight over ten years, when compared to individuals whose weight had remained steady or people who had gained weight over the same period.
Apparently, these chemicals can come from animals or fish sources.
Fortunately for me, since losing weight, my blood pressure has gone DOWN and I no longer need to take high blood pressure medicine.