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Industry Dismisses Study Linking BPA to Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes

8:48 AM MDT | September 17, 2008 | Kara Sissell

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) links exposure to bisphenol a (BPA) to increased risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and liver enzyme abnormalities. Researchers from the Peninsula Medical School at Exeter, U.K. used data from the 2003-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, including 1,455 adults ages 18 to 74. “These findings add to the evidence suggesting adverse effects of low-dose BPA in animals. Independent replication and follow up studies are needed to confirm these findings and to...

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