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New BPA findings

A new study came out yesterday from the New York Study of Medicine about BPA’s affect on children’s obesity. One thing that sticks out for me is that the study can’t prove(did not find a direct link) to causing obesity however children who had BPA in their urine were more likely to be obese.
Did you know that BPA’s are found in more than just plastic bottles?
The good people at Ecosalon.com complied a list and you can find it here.
So maybe it isn’t BPA that causes these directly, my theory is since it is in everyday things and mostly packaged foods that it’s the crappy food parents give to their kids that cause it. All those pop tarts and pizza pops that were in packaging loaded with BPA.
I am shocked at how plastic bottles received most of the blame, I can’t believe there is BPA in toilet paper.
Are any of you guys shocked about where else BPA is hiding?

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How do you Compare?

Its easy to find online what others your height and weight might look like. If you don’t know you need to check out My Body Galleryit’s awesome, you can look up your height, weight etc.. And find out what you might look like. I have used this on my clients in the past to help with dealing with a distorted body image.
Have you ever thought about how you compare with the rest of the world? The BBC has an amazing tool. Global Fat Scale
Here are my results

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I know about my BMI being lower but I was surprised I am similar to someone in a third world country, really puts things in perspective. I am also happily shocked at how low Canada is, 59th out of 177 countries isn’t that bad. I guess it’s our tough food regulations and that being active is still a huge part of our culture. So where do you stand? Your country? Are you surprised?