Higher BPA Levels are Linked to Obesity

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association looked at the relationship between bisphenol A (BPA) and obesity in nearly 3,000 children. Researchers found that a larger percentage of children with higher BPA levels were obese compared to those with lower BPA levels. However, this study only found a link and there are several theories that could explain these results. Thus, more research needs to be conducted to confirm BPA’s relationship to obesity.  Have you started the conversation with your patients about protecting yourself from BPA and similar toxic substances?

 

For more information, visit Columbus Dispatch.

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