Navigation Links
BPA Levels Spike After Eating Canned Soup: Study

TUESDAY, Nov. 22 (HealthDay News) -- A new study says that regular consumption of canned soup may be associated with an increase in levels of bisphenol A (BPA), which has been associated with a number of harmful health effects.

The study authors added that the increase may be temporary and more research is needed.

BPA is an endocrine-disrupting chemical used in the lining of metal food and beverage cans, in polycarbonate bottles, and dentistry composites and sealants. It's been linked with diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease in humans and has been shown to interfere with reproductive development in animals.

The Harvard School of Public Health study included 75 volunteers in two groups. One group ate a 12-ounce serving of vegetarian canned soup each day for five days and the other group ate the same amount of fresh vegetarian soup daily for five days. The groups then switched the type of soup they ate for another five days.

Urine samples showed that daily consumption of canned soup was associated with a more than 1,200 percent increase in BPA, compared to eating fresh soup.

The study appears online Nov. 22 and in the Nov. 23 print issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

"Previous studies have linked elevated BPA levels with adverse health effects. The next step was to figure out how people are getting exposed to BPA. We've known for a while that drinking beverages that have been stored in certain hard plastics can increase the amount of BPA in your body. This study suggests that canned foods may be an even greater concern, especially given their wide use," lead author Jenny Carwile, a doctoral student in Harvard School of Public Health's epidemiology department, said in a university news release.

She and her colleagues noted that the elevation in urinary BPA levels may be temporary and said further research is needed to determine how long it lasts.

"The magnitude of the rise in urinary BPA we observed after just one serving of soup was unexpected and may be of concern among individuals who regularly consume foods from cans or drink several canned beverages daily. It may be advisable for manufacturers to consider eliminating BPA from can linings," senior author Karin Michels, an associate professor in the epidemiology department, said in the news release.

More information

The U.S. National Library of Medicine has more about BPA.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Harvard University, news release, Nov. 18, 2011

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Hormone that controls iron levels may be target for atherosclerosis treatment
2. Southeast U.S. Still Using High Levels of Antibiotics, Study Shows
3. Study evaluates normal range systolic bp levels after ischemic stroke and risk of recurrent stroke
4. New medication increases HDL cholesterol and decreases LDL cholesterol levels
5. Low vitamin D levels do not increase the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
6. High levels of master heat shock protein linked to poor prognosis in breast cancer patients
7. Older men with higher testosterone levels lose less muscle mass as they age
8. Teenage girls and senior students suffered highest levels of PTSD after major earthquake
9. Breast Cancer Risk May Rise With High Hormone Levels
10. Elevated hormone levels add up to increased breast cancer risk
11. High to moderate levels of stress lead to higher mortality rate
Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... While it’s often important to take certain medications during the ... Texas, has identified a solution. , She developed a prototype for MOTION LIGHT-UP PILL ... it eliminates the need to turn on a light when taking medication during the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Lori R. Somekh, founder of the Law ... organization of elder law and special needs planning attorneys. “Membership in ElderCounsel helps our ... a forum to network with elder law attorneys nationwide,” said Somekh. , ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th ... Park in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, ... The fun run is geared towards children of all ages; it is a non-competitive, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “America On The Brink”: the Christian history ... The Brink” is the creation of published author, William Nowers. Captain Nowers and ... WWII veteran, he spent thirty years in the Navy. Following his career as ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ... products, announced today the introduction of an innovative new design of the shoulder pad. ... so you get maximum comfort while controlling your pain while using cold therapy. By ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/25/2017)... 2017   Montrium , an industry leader ... the IQPC Trial Master Files & Inspection Readiness ... EastHORN Clinical Services has selected eTMF Connect ... management. EastHORN, a leading European contract research organization ... transparency to enable greater collaboration with sponsors, improve ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... 2017 HistoSonics, Inc., a venture-backed medical device company developing a non-invasive, robotically assisted, ... three leadership team developments today:   ... ... Tom Tefft ... Veteran medical device executive Josh Stopek , PhD, who has ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... and NEW YORK , Sept. 12, 2017   ... for global supply chains, has published the first annual edition of its ... of more than 20,400 companies evaluated by EcoVadis, based on Scorecard Ratings ... 2016. ... CSR Risk & Performance Index ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: