What Does Roundup Do to Your Liver?

As the results of increasing numbers of independent tests come in, it’s becoming increasingly clear that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, is showing up virtually everywhere – in our food, water and even baby food and women’s breastmilk.

According to a study from King’s College London published in the journal Scientific Reports, even ultra low doses of glyphosate can cause non alcoholic fatty liver disease in rats. Study author Michael Antoniou, Ph.D. states:
“The findings of our study are very worrying as they demonstrate for the first time a causative link between an environmentally relevant level of Roundup consumption over the long-term and a serious disease – namely non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
Our results also suggest that regulators should reconsider the safety evaluation of glyphosate-based herbicides.”
With higher exposure to glyphosate, more health risks come into play. Glyphosate can disrupt metabolism and inhibit growth of beneficial gut microbiota. The World Health Organization (WHO) performed its own independent analysis in March 2015, and determined glyphosate is a probable carcinogen.

Eating organic as much as possible and investing in a good water filtration system for your home are among the best ways to lower your exposure to glyphosate and other pesticides. In the case of glyphosate, it’s also wise to avoid desiccated crops like wheat and oats.

Article adapted from Mercola.

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