A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows U.S. children and adolescents with high levels of bisphenol A (BPA) are twice as likely to be obese, according to Doctors Lounge, an online network of health professionals. BPA is used as a coating in food and beverage packages. As it breaks down, it can be ingested into the body.
Researchers from the New York University School of Medicine examined the association between urinary BPA levels and obesity in nearly 3,000 children and adolescents, aged 6 to 19 years old. An increased level of BPA was significantly associated with participants who were obese. Full article.