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June 14 2013

BPA exposure linked to childhood obesity in older girls


It's almost impossible to avoid BPA, a chemical that's found just about everywhere. But, a new study cautions that young girls who are exposed to high levels may become obese.

""Our study suggests that BPA could be a potential new environmental obesogen, a chemical compound that can disrupt the normal development and balance of lipid metabolism, which can lead to obesity," wrote the authors of the new study, published June 12 in PLoS One. "Worldwide exposure to BPA in the human population may be contributing to the worldwide obesity epidemic."

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