Did You Know?: Non-stick Cookware Can Raise Cholesterol
Non-stick pots and pans can make cooking and cleaning easier. But did you know that the chemicals used to make non-stick cookware can raise kidsí cholesterol?
Thatís because the chemicals contain perfluoralkill acids. These acids are known to affect the liver in ways that can raise the level of LDL, or bad, cholesterol.
Non-stick cookware isnít the only culprit. The cholesterol-raising acids are also found in dust, food packaging, breast milk, drinking water, microwave popcorn, and in waterproof fabrics and upholstery.
So basically, thereís no way kids or adults can avoid these chemicals entirely. The good news is that theyíre being phased out in the United States.
This segment is presented by Senior Care at Wishard, answering your questions at LivingLongerBetter.org.