Study says: 95% plasticizer detection rate in Shanghai is likely to cause childhood obesity
The problem of childhood obesity in China is becoming increasingly prominent.
Shi Huijing, deputy director of the Department of Child and Adolescent Health, School of Public Health, Fudan University, told reporters on the 10th that recent research shows that endocrine disruptors caused by environmental pollution are becoming a new “culprit” leading to childhood obesity, and the concentration of metabolites of plasticizers has increasedThe higher, the more obese children are.
Statistics show that from 1992 to 2002, the overweight and obesity rates of school-age children and adolescents aged 7 to 17 in China increased by 30, respectively.
9% and 39.
7%, with a significantly higher rate of childhood obesity; it is reported worldwide1.
Of the 5.5 billion overweight and obese children and adolescents, one in 13 is from China.
The survey found that the prevalence of obesity among school-age children and adolescents is high in Shanghai.
Shi Huijing said that in 2010, Shanghai had conducted two surveys on adolescent sexual development.
The expert group selected urine samples from 500 children in central Shanghai, and placed, pre- or just-developed children for analysis, and specifically analyzed the relationship between the excretion of plasticizer metabolites and overweight and obesity.
It was found that the detection rate of phthalate metabolites in urine was above 95%. Then, the plasticizer passed the children’s usual diet and daily contact was widespread, and their distribution with the child’s body and auntIt is related that the concentration of metabolites of plasticizers increases, and children get overweight.
In addition, another endocrine disruptor, bisphenol A, which can easily cause obesity in children, can be detected from about 85% of children’s urine samples.
Zhou Ying, an associate professor at the School of Public Health affiliated to Fudan University, believes that when considering the control process of childhood obesity, in addition to nutrition and physical exercise, attention should also be paid to environmental pollution.
It is understood that research on the impact of environmental disturbances in daily life on human health issues is still in its infancy in China.
Experts say that in the past people always paid attention to the genetic factors of obesity.
At present it seems that the genetic effect is not as great as the environment.
Parents with fat children are also fat, sometimes not because of heredity, but because of common living conditions such as excessive replacement, lack of exercise and pollution.