According to a diabetes study, Bisphenol A (BPA) is associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease and diabetes . BPA is a chemical often used in plastic packaging. The study was published online by PLoS ONE.
Some 3,000 adults were a part of the study, and even after all adjustments individuals with a higher concentration of BPA faced a 42% risk of coronary heart disease and a 24% increased risk of diabetes .
BPA is used in food and drink packaging, and often coats the inside of cans, bottle tops and water supply lines. The chemical is an endocrine disruptor, and according to the study vastly increases the risk of diabetes development . Those people that wish to avoid BPA would need to examine the contents of their shopping basket thoroughly, and eliminate those items with BPA coated packaging, by no means an easy task.

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