Pollution & Weight Gain: Your weight can increase faster than breathing in polluted air!
Pollution Weight Gain Long-term exposure to tiny dust particles in the air can lead to serious health problems like respiratory problems, irritation in the respiratory tract, asthma, COPD, kidney problems, and sometimes even cancer.
Air Pollution & Weight Gain: Breathing in polluted air not only affects our lungs, brain, heart, eyes, ears, but it also affects our weight. Long-term exposure to small dust particles in the air leads to serious health problems like respiratory problems, respiratory tract irritation, asthma, COPD, kidney problems and sometimes it becomes the cause of cancer. At the same time, a new study has found that breathing in polluted air can also lead to obesity.
What does the research say?
According to a study published in the Journal of the Federation of American Societies, air pollution can also have a big impact on our weight. Researchers studied rats for this, during which they kept some rats in a polluted place while the other rats were kept in a place with clean air. After 19 days, it was found that the rats who were breathing in the polluted air were facing such problems:
- Lungs were swollen.
- LDL cholesterol level increased by 50 percent.
- Insulin resistance level also increased.
In addition, rats that were exposed to severe pollution gained weight after 8 weeks, when both groups of rats were given the same food.
What did you understand from the research?
It was believed that the rats had gained weight due to inflammation. Although this research was done on rats, the effect of pollution is similar on humans. To avoid this pollution as much as possible. At least step out of the house, whenever you go out, do not forget to wear an N95 mask. If possible, install air purifiers and plants in your homes that make the indoor air clean and fresh.
Disclaimer: The advice and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be taken as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.