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Do adverse health trends correlate with the research into Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR)?
Chapter 3 Diabetes and Obesity

Sarah Benson - 28/09/09

A staggering one billion of the world's population of 6.45 billion is overweight, warned the World Health Organisation in 2005. And rates of overweight and obese people are rising dramatically in poorer countries, not just wealthy nations.

In the US in 1991 no state had obesity rates above 20 per cent. By 2000, 28 states had obesity rates less than 20 per cent, and in 2005 only four states had prevalence rates of less than 20 per cent, according to data collected by America's Centre for Disease Control in 2005.

According to a trial by Australia's George Institute for International Health over six years to 2000, diabetes is emerging as one of the greatest threats to the health of populations worldwide. More than 600,000 Australians are affected by this condition.

Magda Havas, Environmental Science Professor at Trent University in Canada, found in 2006 that blood sugar levels in diabetes rise and fall with an electrical environment.[i]

In Australia a West Australian Health Department survey reported in June 2000 that 793,000 West Australian children aged between five and 15 are estimated to be overweight or obese, putting them at risk not just of heart disease as they get older but also the crippling bone disease arthritis.

The Auditor General reported in 2007 that these conditions just keep on rising. An estimated 90 per cent of new diabetes cases are attributed to weight gain, which according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics is now 52 per cent of all Australians. Since the 1980s the amount of overweight and obese Australian children has more than doubled. It is estimated that at least 60% of Australians aged 18 years and over will be overweight or obese by 2010. Diabetes has risen 77 per cent in Victoria since 2001. The following diagram indicates the sudden rise in obesity from about 1994.

In July 2007 obesity researchers at the Garvan Institute in Sydney reported that a pain-killing chemical produced by the brain may be causing the body to "pile on fat". Researchers have found that chemicals in the brain are influenced by EMR.

Dr Russell Reiter's book (1994) on melatonin lists several illnesses that result from reduced melatonin. The first is arthritis, then diabetes, and cancer...
Dr Neil Cherry[ii], 2000.

In 2004 a health survey from 1988 to 2000 by the US Heart, Lung and Blood Institute was published in The Journal of the American Medical Association said the US was struggling to control the growing rate of childhood obesity, with children and adolescents' blood pressure levels climbing sharply.

Scientists in 2006 found that dysfunctional mitochondria will interfere with the cellular energy production and can be linked to fatigue - and possibly obesity[iii]

In November 2008 it was reported by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists that there was a huge rise in obese pregnant mothers. "We're seeing women who are bigger than we've ever seen before, and the increase has really been quite dramatic over the last five years," said ChrisineTippett, President.

In April 2009 in South Australia it was reported that women's bra sizes are increasing, with many Australian companies extending cup size to meet growing consumer demand. Triumph (lingerie) have said that 55 per cent of the women's underwear manufacturer's sales to retailers were of cups D and larger a 10 per cent rise from five years ago. The most common size last year was 14C compared to 12B in 2004.

"When I launched my first lingerie collection 10 years ago, 10 14B used to be our bestsellers by a mile," said Jupi Corporation's Bruno Schiavi. Now our bestsellers are 12 16C, 16D and 16DD.[iv] Melatonin regulates the endocrine system, and thus hormone levels.

The results of an ABS survey released in May 2009 found that there was a significant increase in the proportion of obese children, from 5.2 per cent in 1995 to 7.8 per cent in 2007 8. Whilst poor dietary habits and long hours in front of a computer would be other variables, it is open to speculation why these trends have been seen only in the past 10 to15 years.

Researchers in Japan have been able to induce obesity in rats by producing microwave-induced lesions to an area of hypothalamus. They noted a drop in hypothalamic norepinephrine and dopamine and a decrease in adrenal epinephrine a potential cause of obesity.[v]

[i] Havas, M., 2006, Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity: Biological Effects of Dirty Electricity with Emphasis on Diabetes and Multiple Sclerosis. Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine, 25: 259-268.

[ii] Reiter, R.J., 1994: Melatonin suppression by static and extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields: relationship to the reported increased incidence of cancer. Reviews on Environmental Health, 10(3-4): 171-86.

[iii] Xie et al, 2004; Goldberg G, 2006; Buchachenk et al, 2006.

[iv] The Advertiser, April 2009.

[v] Takahashi, et al 1994: Obesity and Insulin Resistance in Human Growth Hormone Transgenic Rats, Endocrinology Vol. 139, No. 7 3057-3063

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