|BPA EXPOSURE LINKED TO DEATH|
"Association of urinary bisphenol A concentration with medical disorders and laboratory abnormalities in adults," Lang IA, Galloway TS, et al, JAMA, 2008; 300(11): 1303-10.
BPA (bisphenol A) is a substance widely used in food and beverage containers. Commonly, any plastic that has the number 3 or the number 7 inside the recycle triangle contains BPA.
This analysis looked at 1,455 adults between the ages of 18 and 74 years. Exposure to BPA (bisphenol A) was determined by looking at urinary BPA concentration.
Overall BPA concentration was found to be associated with increased risk of death. Specifically, results revealed that higher urinary BPA concentrations were associated with cardiovascular diagnoses, diabetes, and clinically abnormal concentrations of two liver enzymes, GGT (gamma-glutamyltransferase and alkaline phosphatase.
According to the author's conclusions, these results suggest that exposure to BPA may be associated with increased risks of "avoidable morbidity," including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and abnormal levels of liver enzymes. In other words, if you keep this stuff out of your body you can lower your risk of dying of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Being that heart disease and diabetes are major killers doesn't it make sense to remove this substance from consumption?
What do you think?
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