Researchers from Seoul National University, South Korea, found that drinking from cans – many of which have linings that contain the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) – can raise blood pressure by 16 times compared to drinking from glass bottles.
Because hypertension is a well-known risk factor for heart disease, this study showing the link of BPA exposure to elevation in blood pressure strongly suggests that BPA exposure may increase the risk of heart disease…
Sources and more information
- Exposure to Bisphenol A From Drinking Canned Beverage Increases Blood Pressure, AHA Journals, doi: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.114.04261, December 8, 2014.
- The Other Reason Canned Food Is Raising Your Blood Pressure, Time, 8 Dec 2014.
- BPA in Canned Goods May Raise Your Blood Pressure: Study, HealthDay, 8 Dec 2014.