Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Evidence Mounts: Bisphenol A May Cause Heart Disease and Type 2 Diabetes

Last week, the Journal of the American Medical Association published a report on the first study examining links between Bisphenol A and its effects on humans.

The report states that scientists identified "a significant relationship between urine concentrations of BPA and cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and liver-enzyme abnormalities in a representative sample of the adult US population."

It also points that the study, which suggests "links between BPA and some of the most significant and economically burdensome human diseases, is based on a cross-sectional study and therefore cannot establish causality."

So correlation doesn't equal causation. But it probably means it's time to stop letting our babies drink out bottles made with this chemical.

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