It probably won’t surprise too many people that the food choices we make can greatly affect our health. Researchers are looking into the subject of PFAs (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances).
There are thousands of these synthetic chemicals and they take a very long time to break down in the environment. They also take years for your body to break them down.
People who eat more home-cooked meals have much lower levels of these hormone-disrupting chemicals in their blood. Meanwhile, microwave popcorn is one of the worst offenders when it comes to PFAs.
Learn more about PFAs and their effects at https://www.webmd.com/diet/news/20191009/home-cooked-meals-linked-to-lower-pfas-in-the-body