BPA Exposure In-Utero increases Prostate Cancer Risk as Adult

The increased risk can be traced to prostate stem and progenitor cells

Early BPA exposure increases risk of adult cancer
Dr. Gail Prins, researcher at UIC College of Medicine

In-Utero exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) causes an increased cancer risk in an animal model of human prostate cancer, according to researcher Dr. Gail Prins, professor of physiology and director of the andrology laboratory in urology at University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine.

Previous studies by Dr. Prins and colleagues using rats showed that exposure to elevated estrogen or BPA during embryonic development increased the rate of prostate cancer later in life.  To determine if there was a link in humans, Dr. Prins developed a new animal model using human prostate stem cells implanted into mouse “hosts.”  ”

Read Early BPA exposure increases risk of adult cancer
by Sharon Parmet, UIC, June 17, 2013

BPA is an estrogen-like endocrine-disrupting chemical very similar to DES. Read one of our previous blog post: “Endocrine Disruptors permanent effect on Obesity through at least three Generations“.

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