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Plastics Chemical Increases Future Risk of Heart Disease

Posted Mar 16 2012 10:15pm
Posted on 2012-03-16 06:00:00 in Cardio-Vascular | Environment |

Bisphenol A (BPA) is commonly used in the manufacture of plastic water bottles and the lining of food cans.  A number of previous studies have suggested BPA is an endocrine disruptor with potential risks to human health.  David Melzer, from Peninsula Medical School (United Kingdom), and colleagues used data from the European Prospective Investigation of Cancer (EPIC), comparing urine BPA measures from 758 initially healthy EPIC study respondents who later developed cardiovascular disease, and 861 respondents who remained heart disease free. The researchers revealed that those who developed heart disease tended to have higher urinary BPA concentrations at the start of the 10-year period.

David Melzer, Nicholas J. Osborne, William E. Henley, Ricardo Cipelli, Anita Young,  Cathryn Money, et al.  “Urinary Bisphenol: A Concentration and Risk of Future Coronary Artery Disease in Apparently Healthy Men and Women.”  Circulation, February 21 2012.

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