The Link Between Childhood Obesity and BPA

We have blogged about bisphenol A or BPA many times. This chemical is used in food packaging (like linings in cans) and to harden plastic and has been linked to infertility, weight gain in adults, and even cancer. And now a new study shows that children who are overweight also have higher levels of BPA in their bodies than children who are a healthy weight.

Although the study’s findings don’t prove that BPA causes obesity, it is still a concern because this dangerous chemical causes other health problems. One of the possibilities is that children who were considered obese ate more foods that came from cans or packaging that contained BPA. Continue reading “The Link Between Childhood Obesity and BPA”

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