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Why you should avoid non-stick pots and pans if you want to lose …

People trying to lose weight should avoid cooking with non-stick pots and pans, a new study suggests.

Fresh research into chemicals known as perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), which are also present in paper plates and grease-proof paper, found a link between levels in the blood and an inability to diet.

Previous research had already associated PFASs with cancer, hormone disruption and immune system dysfunction, however data showing the effects on human weight gain had been sparse.

Harvard University analysed 621 obese and overweight people over two years as they attempted to diet.

The team found that during the first six months of the trial, participants lost an average of 6.4 kg, but regained 2.7 kg over the course of the following 18 months.

Those who gained the most weight back also had the highest blood concentrations of PFASs, and the link was strongest among women.

On average, women who had the highest PFAS blood levels – in the top third – regained 1.7 to 2.2 kg more body weight than women in the lowest third.

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