Scientists have discovered the main danger of paracetamol
Paracetamol negatively affects the sex hormones, increasing the risk of infertility or malformations in the fetus. This conclusion was drawn by scientists from the Human Longevity organization in San Diego. This is reported by The San Diego Union-Tribune.
The study involved 455 people over 18 years of age. In addition, the analysis included data from a survey of 1,880 European twins and 1,235 people with African American and Spanish roots. Scientists followed the changes in the concentration of 700 compounds important for metabolism.
It turned out that in all groups of volunteers there was a depletion of neurostyroid sex hormones, associated with the use of paracetamol. The effect was equivalent to aging of the body at the hormonal level for 35 years, which in turn promotes placental dysfunction and impaired reproductive capacity. This also leads to diseases of the nervous system, and also increases the risk of miscarriage or developmental disorders in embryos.
Neurosteroid sex hormones are produced in the brain, adrenal glands and gonads.