Does weight loss cause mobilization of toxicants from fat ?

c. miller rellim at MAILHOST.TCS.TULANE.EDU
Wed Sep 1 14:04:11 EST 1999

My colleagues and I have been discussing whether weight loss in humans
leads to mobilization of lipophilic toxins into the blood or other
compartments. A search of Medline indicates there is little information on
this topic, and the studies I did find suggest that there is NOT a
relationship between weght loss and toxicant mobilization (e.g. Does
p,p'-DDE in blood, brain, liver, or breast milk increase in dieters?). Is
the mobilization of lypophilic toxins by weight loss just another "urban
myth" ? Any pointers to actual references that address this issue will be
appreciated. I will post a summary of replies to the group.

Thanks in advance,


Dr. Charles A. Miller III,   rellim at mailhost.tcs.tulane.edu
Dept. Environmental Health Sciences, SL29
Tulane-Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research and
Tulane Univ. School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1430 Tulane Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70112
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