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BPA Makes You Fat

BPA in Bottles

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  • Endocrine-disrupting chemicals in the European Union are likely to contribute substantially to disease and dysfunction, including obesity, and result in about $209 billion in health and economic costs
  • Exposure to bisphenol-A (BPA) and phthalates was linked to altered gene function in pregnant women’s placentas
  • Children may be exposed to toxic levels of BPA via their school lunches

By Dr. Mercola

In the U.S., about 75 percent of men and 67 percent of women are now either overweight or obese. This has risen significantly from figures gathered between 1988 and 1994, when "just" 63 percent of U.S. men and 55 percent of U.S. women were overweight or obese.


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