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Industry Disputes Study Linking BPA and Childhood Obesity

7:17 AM MDT | September 21, 2012 | —Kara Sissell

A study published in the most recent version of The Journal of the American Medical Association links exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) to increased obesity in children. However, ACC says the study’s own authors admit there is no reliable evidence of a link between the two. The study used a cross section of 2,838 participants, ages 6–19, and results show that those with the highest exposure to BPA were up to two times more likely to be obese, researchers say. “To our knowledge, this is the first report of an association of an environmental chemical exposure...

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