Mom’s exposure to BPA during pregnancy can put her baby on course to obesity

Posted by on May 17, 2016 4:05 pm
Categories: Science

Prenatal exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA), a common chemical used in plastic water bottles and canned food, is associated with measures of obesity in children at age 7, according to researchers. 94 percent of pregnant women studied had detectable levels of BPA. The researchers are the first to show associations between prenatal exposure to BPA and measures of body fat in their school-aged children.

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