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Study questions validity of methods used to link BPA exposure and heart disease

10:36 AM MST | December 7, 2012 | Kara Sissell

Researchers reviewing datasets compiled by the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) say in a recent study that they have been unable to establish a link between bisphenol A (BPA) and certain chronic illnesses, calling into question the validity of prior studies that used NHANES data to link higher BPA concentrations with increased risk for diabetes, heart disease, and heart attack. Researchers sought to establish if NHANES data are appropriate for linking BPA, which is excreted from the body relatively quickly, with certain chronic...

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