Health Alert: Baby Formula Contributes to Risk of Diabetes

Many Infants have High Levels of Food Toxins

A new study found that many infants have high levels of food toxins in their bodies that may significantly increase their risk of developing diseases such as diabetes at a young age.

The study, conducted by researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, found that the babies were receiving these toxins, Advanced Glycation End products (AGEs), through maternal blood transmission as well as baby formula.

The levels of AGEs in a human body can be elevated as early as at birth, which means that infants are highly susceptible to the inflammation associated with insulin resistance and diabetes later on in their lives, the study found. Researcher Dr. Helen Vlassara looked at 60 women and their infants to determine whether the AGEs were transferring from mother to baby through blood. They found that the babies, who could be practically AGE-free, had the same levels in their blood as their mothers.

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