Dr Andrew Goldsworthy Biological Safety Officer and Professor at University College London (retired) sent his recent thoughts on the EMF link to Obesity.
As always golden information...
I was struck by an article in the "New Scientist" that said that there has been a massive increase in obesity in the last few decades. There may be more than one reason for this, the most obvious being that we are spending too much time in front of our computers and have less exercise.
But there is another and much more intriguing possibility.
That is that electromagnetic radiation (especially at high frequencies) opens voltage-gated ion channels VGCCs) in the insulin-secreting cells of the pancreas.
The effect of this would be to increase the amount of insulin in the bloodstream, which would in turn promote the more rapid uptake of glucose into our cells. Some would go into muscle cells, but there is a limit to what these can absorb.
By far most will go into adipose tissue and make us fat and we could also become Type 2 diabetics.
Most type 2 diabetics can manage by taking carefully adjusted but lifelong doses of metformin, which blocks the uptake of glucose into their cells. In some cases, it may even make them lose weight but don't bet on it. An overdose may cause a hypoglycemic attack in which you may faint, go into a coma or worse. The take-home story is if you want to stay thin and healthy, steer well clear of high-frequency electromagnetic radiation.