Friday, February 17, 2012

BPA Causes Obesity


BPA's Obesity And Diabetes Link Strengthened By New Study. The Huffington Post.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/14/bpa-chemical-hormone-obesity-diabetes_n_1276996.html?ref=daily-brief?utm_source=DailyBrief&utm_campaign=021612&utm_medium=email&utm_content=NewsEntry&utm_term=Daily%20Brief 

[excerpted] "Exposure to even minuscule amounts of synthesized substances -- used in everything from pesticides to water bottles -- can scramble hormone signals, scientists say. This interference can trick fat cells into taking in more fat or mislead the pancreas into secreting excess insulin, a hormone that regulates the breakdown of fat and carbohydrates.

Among the most ubiquitous and scrutinized of these so-called endocrine disruptors is bisphenol A, better known as BPA. The chemical is a common ingredient in plastics and food-can linings...


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