Studies link glyphosate to breast cancer suggesting that chronically sick people have high levels of glyphosate in their urine
More and more studies are revealing the fact that biotech toxic pesticides and herbicides are bio-accumulating in our bodies and effecting our health and longevity long-term.
According to a recent study published in the Journal of Environmental & Analytical Toxicology, animals and humans who consume foods loaded with glyphosate (the active ingredient in Monsanto’s popular weedkiller Roundup) have extremely high level of glyphosate in their urine.
According to researchers, “The presence of glyphosate residues in both humans and animals could haul the entire population towards numerous health hazards, studying the impact of glyphosate residues on health is warranted and the global regulations for the use of glyphosate may have to be re-evaluated.”
Negative impact of glyphosate on the body is insidious and manifests itself slowly over time researchers warn:
Exposure to various levels of glyphosate could result in so many unpredictable reactions ranging from mild rash to headache, organ and cellular damage or even death. However, if you eat GMO corn chips at a nearby restaurant once in a while, you are unlikely to get sick because your body will find a way to get rid of the toxin. But according to this new study, long-term and consistent exposure to glyphosate and GMOs could cause serious health issues for both animal and humans.
In fact, researchers believe that glyphosate interferes with biochemistry of bacteria. According to researchers, “Negative impact of glyphosate on the body is insidious and manifests slowly over time and glyphosate could contribute to the chronic diseases that have occurred with increasing frequency as use of the herbicide has increased”.
Roundup kills plants by interfering with their biochemical pathway to synthesize amino acids known as shikimate pathway. Since this pathway does not exists in human beings, the assumption was made that glyphosate does not harm people. However, the researchers have discovered that the pathway is found in bacteria and people depend on bacteria on gastrointestinal tract (GI) to synthesize the essential amino acids. No wonder why we see an epidemic of gastrointestinal issues over the last decade.
Glyphosate can fuel the growth of cancer cells researchers warn:
A recent study published in the journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology shows that glyphosate can fuel breast cancer by increasing the number of tumors.
“In summary, we found that glyphosate exhibited a weaker estrogenic activity than estradiol. Furthermore, this study demonstrated the additive estrogenic effects of glyphosate and genistein which implied that the use of glyphosate-contaminated soybean products as dietary supplements may pose a risk of breast cancer because of their potential additive estrogenicity” say researchers.
According to NaturalSociety, “the researchers have concluded that due to glyphosate’s estrogenic properties, the chemical is likely considered what is known as a “xenoestrogen“. Xenoestrogen is foreign estrogen which mimics real estrogen in our bodies.”
This type of xenohormone can lead to many health issues such as cancer, infertility, thyroid issues, and early puberty.
The authors of the study suggest that “This finding should raise concern about the existence of more than one xenoestrogen such as phytoestrogen and contaminants in plant derived food which may be beneficial or harmful depending on the hormonal and pathological status of consumers. This study implied that the additive effect of glyphosate and genistein in postmenopausal woman may induce cancer cell growth.”