04 Jan '12, 2pm

BPA

Researchers in China have found that adults over the age of 40 with higher levels of bisphenol A (BPA) in their urine tend to be obese, have more abdominal fat and be insulin resistant. These metabolic disorders can lead to further and more harmful health problems, such as high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. Since BPA exposure is widespread – almost all people in the United States carry it in their bodies – the study's results highlight a potentially significant health risk from exposure to the contaminant. BPA is a high-production chemical used in the manufacture of polycarbonate plastics, in epoxy resin linings of food cans and in some thermal receipt paper. The chemical can contaminate food and drink and enter the body through diet. BPA can also be absorbed through the skin or breathed in. Prior epidemiological studies, published in the Journal of the Ameri...

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