BPA linked to Obesity, DEHP Phthalate linked to Insulin Resistance in Teens

Teen health problems linked to BPA, phthalates

Teen health problems linked to BPA, phthalates
Canned foods may contain BPA since the chemical can leach from the liner into the food

The chemicals Bisphenol-A (BPA) and DiEthyHexylPhthalate (DEHP, a phthalate) are linked to obesity and insulin resistance in adolescents in two new studies, but the findings cannot yet answer whether the hotly debated hormone-like compounds are causing the negative health effects they are linked with, experts say.

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by Bahar Gholipour, MNN, 19 Aug 2013.

Find out more about BPA – Endocrine disruptors – phthalates.

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