Roundup Now Linked to Liver Disease
More bad news for Monsanto: The main active ingredient in Roundup weed killer, glyphosate, has been linked to liver disease, according to researcher at the University of California, San Diego. Lead researcher Paul Mills, the Director of UCSD’s Center of Excellence for Research and Training in Integrative Health, found that a group of patients suffering from a specific type of liver disease had elevated levels of glyphosate in their urine. Mills said those patients with more severe liver disease had higher levels of glyphosate excretion, which means that they had higher levels of exposure to glyphosate, probably from their diet.
Up until now, the primary concern was that glyphosate exposure causes or contributes to non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), a deadly form of cancer that’s been found in people with long-term exposure to Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer.
UCSD Glyphosate Study
In an article on the United Press International (UPI) website, Director Mills said he was interested in glyphosate’s effects on the liver after studies showing that lab rats and mice that ingested glyphosate were more likely to develop a form of fatty liver disease unrelated to alcohol consumption.
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