A recent study by the Helmholtz Research Institute reveals that pregnant women, who use make-up, are more likely to have obese children. Researchers found that Paraben chemicals in makeup can reach babies in the womb and cause obesity.
Dr. Alex Polyakov of the University of Melbourne says, “At this time, it would be advisable for pregnant women to avoid cosmetic compounds that contain Paraben. Complete avoidance of Paraben is not possible as its use is so widespread, but avoiding non-essential exposure seems like a prudent and easily achievable goal.”
More research is needed to determine the full link between Paraben and childhood obesity. Find us on Facebook, click here!