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New research: Bisphenol #BPA tied to brain tumor diagnosis #meningioma

New research: Bisphenol #BPA tied to brain tumor diagnosis #meningioma

Exposure to BPA may be a risk factor for the hormone-related brain cancer meningioma. The preliminary study found the higher the levels of BPA measured in urine samples, the higher the chance of a positive tumor diagnosis. This is the first study to show a link between BPA exposure and diagnosis of meningioma. Previous studies in animals have observed an association between BPA and other hormone-sensitive cancers like breast and prostate cancer. This study adds to that because, according to the authors, it "demonstrated emerging evidence of the role of environmental exposure to BPA on estrogen-sensitive tumors in humans." The study findings are also consistent with prior studies that report hormone replacement therapy raises the risk of the disease. Importantly, the association between BPA exposure and meningioma diagnosis was present even when they included other known ri...

Full article: http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/newscience/201...

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