25 Sep '12, 2am

Study links BPA to Childhood Obesity: White children with the highest detected levels of the chemical were five

White children exposed to high levels of bisphenol A are five times more likely to be obese than children with low levels, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study by NYU School of Medicine scientists is the first to link the chemical to obesity in children. Previous research reported links in adults and animals. “This is a great example of a health study that is consistent with studies in animals, and it also confirms what we’ve seen in adult populations,” said Frederick vom Saal, a University of Missouri-Columbia biologist who studies bisphenol A (BPA) but was not part of this study. “That gives the findings much greater weight and strengthens this link we keep seeing between BPA and obesity." Traces of BPA – used in some canned food and beverages, paper receipts and dental sealants, in addition to some plastic fo...

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