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In The News, Summer 2018: "Safe" Levels of BPA May Trigger Insulin Response

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A small, exploratory study suggests that levels of bisphenol A (BPA) deemed safe by both the FDA and EPA may contribute to the development of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Commonly used in a variety of consumer products - including cash register receipts, food can linings, and plastics - BPA is a known endocrine disruptor, and evidence has been growing that ongoing exposure may increase risk of metabolic disease. Until now, however, BPA research has been confined to animal testing and epidemiological studies, which compare disease incidence in different human populations. In this...

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