Could Hairspray and Other Common Beauty Products Lead to Diabetes in Women?
A new study says that chemicals found in many types of common beauty products, like nail polish and hair spray, could increase a woman’s chances of developing diabetes.
Dr. Marty Makary tells us that the chemical phthalates is believed to interfere with fat breakdown, and could lead to insulin resistance.
“I think the study is very preliminary, and it’s hard to make conclusions from it,” Makary said.
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Dr. Makary did point out that the use of certain beauty products does show up in a person’s urine. “To me, that’s pretty amazing. That stuff penetrates your system,” he said.
He said that women should simply use common sense, and avoid using such products around the eyes, nose and lips. “Realize you are using chemicals. Anytime you can avoid a chemical, the better,” he advised.