BPA increases diabetes risk
A report issued by the US Endocrine Society indicates that exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) – like BPA – can raise your risk of diabetes. The group pointed to numerous studies, including a long-term epidemiological study which tied EDCs to type 2 diabetes. Find out what’s new and what’s next when it comes to the treatment of diabetes.
BPA irritates your bowels
A recent study shows that BPA has been associated with irritable bowel disease, by negatively impacting gut microbial amino acid metabolism. Irritable bowel disease is a collection of diseases that includes ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Exposure to BPA was also found to increase the levels of several compounds that drive colon inflammation. Here are 12 other reasons why your belly might be bloated.
BPA contributes to heart disease
Early research suggests that BPA can harm the heart and arteries, leading to troubles like arrhythmias (abnormal heartbeat) and atherosclerosis (build-up of plaque on the artery walls). Head here to find out how to take control of your heart health.