Navigation Links
High BPA levels in children associated with higher risk of obesity and abnormal waist circumference
Date:8/19/2013

Ann Arbor, Mich. Children who have higher levels of Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical previously used in many products for kids, like baby bottle and plastic toys, had a higher odds of obesity and adverse levels of body fat, according to a new study from University of Michigan researchers.

The U-M team studied the levels of BPA found in children's urine and then measured body fat, waist circumference, and cardiovascular and diabetes risk factors, in a study published today in Pediatrics.

BPA was previously widely used in the manufacturing of polycarbonate and epoxy resins used in a variety of products for children, including baby bottles, protective coatings on metal food containers, plastic toys, and dental sealants.

"Studies in adults had shown an association between high BPA levels and obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, but little was known about its effects in children," says Donna Eng, M.D., lead author of the study and recent graduate of the Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.

The study found that higher odds of obesity, defined as a BMI above the 95th percentile on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention growth curves, was associated with higher levels of urinary BPA. Researchers also found that children with higher BPA levels also were more likely to have an abnormal waist circumference-to-height ratio.

The study did not find significant associations of BPA with any other chronic disease factors, including abnormal levels of cholesterol, insulin or glucose levels.

"Our study suggests a possible link between BPA exposure and childhood obesity. We therefore need more longitudinal studies to determine if there is a causal link between BPA and excess body fat." says Eng.

Manufacturers have been voluntarily recalling BPA products due to suspicion about the toxic effects on children and other vulnerable populations. Many countries, including Canad
'/>"/>

Contact: Mary F. Masson
mfmasson@umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Normal triglyceride levels in people of African descent may hinder diagnosis of metabolic syndrome
2. Heart failure patients with diabetes may benefit from higher glucose levels
3. Cholesterol Levels Vary Widely by Country: Study
4. Low oxygen levels could drive cancer growth
5. Liver fat gets a wake-up call that maintains blood sugar levels
6. Researchers discover how to overcome poor response to radiotherapy caused by low haemoglobin levels
7. Dieting May Lower Hormone Levels Tied to Breast Cancer
8. Revised ARDS definition sets out levels of severity
9. Aggressively controlling glucose levels may not reduce kidney failure in Type 2 diabetes
10. New device warns workers of high levels of airborne metals in minutes rather than weeks
11. EPA Proposes New Cuts on Levels of Soot in Air
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/30/2015)... , ... June 30, 2015 , ... ... litigation may be expedited through the use of new forms, according to attorneys ... the Joint Complaint and the Short Form Complaint, “provide guidance” for plaintiffs’ attorneys ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... , ... AvePoint, the established leader in enabling enterprise collaboration across ... AvePoint Watermark, AvePoint MyWorld, and AvePoint PDF Aggregator – for ... streamline everyday business operations and take advantage of the latest Microsoft technologies to enhance ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... , ... June 30, 2015 , ... ... will be held October 28-31, 2015 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake ... education and networking. Each year, this premiere event for psychiatric-mental health nursing draws ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... June 30, 2015 , ... This Fourth of July, Peacock Alley ... including hard work, tenacity, perseverance, commitment to quality, honesty and love of friends and ... Mary Ella Gabler's simple love of quilts, Peacock Alley was fully realized and grown ...
(Date:6/29/2015)... St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) , ... June 30, 2015 , ... ... with a special 50% Off offer. The oil, ideal for natural skincare and ... a natural and easy way is something most people desire, and Oil Pulling can ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Xarelto Lawsuit News: New Xarelto Lawsuit Filings to Be Expedited 2Health News:Xarelto Lawsuit News: New Xarelto Lawsuit Filings to Be Expedited 3Health News:AvePoint Enhances Workforce Productivity and Document Protection on Microsoft Office 365 with the Release of Three New Apps 2Health News:AvePoint Enhances Workforce Productivity and Document Protection on Microsoft Office 365 with the Release of Three New Apps 3Health News:AvePoint Enhances Workforce Productivity and Document Protection on Microsoft Office 365 with the Release of Three New Apps 4Health News:American Psychiatric Nurses Association 29th Annual Conference: Continuing Education and Collaboration in Psychiatric-Mental Health and Nursing 2Health News:American Psychiatric Nurses Association 29th Annual Conference: Continuing Education and Collaboration in Psychiatric-Mental Health and Nursing 3Health News:Luxury Linen Purveyor Peacock Alley Celebrates the Fourth of July 2Health News:New Product: Transform Wellness and Oral Health With This Ancient Ayurvedic Secret and Organic Product from Sublime Beauty NATURALS® 2
... Reporter , THURSDAY, Aug. 11 (HealthDay News) -- An ... getting tattoos has concluded that both were infected with ... The infections involved Mycobacterium haemophilum , which ... In this instance, however, the patients, both from Seattle, ...
... to choose, hypothetically, between money now or cocaine of ... money now," said Warren K., Bickel, professor in the ... Recovery Research Center, and professor of psychology in the ... significantly different from previous studies where a subject chooses ...
... , THURSDAY, Aug. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Symptoms of ... over 80, according to a new study that examined ... loss. The study included 105 Alzheimer,s patients and ... those 60 to 75 (young-old) and those 80 and ...
... HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, Aug. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Women ... heart disease than male smokers do, according to a huge, ... isn,t known, researchers suspect there are biological differences in how ... may absorb more carcinogens and other toxic agents in cigarettes ...
... , WEDNESDAY, Aug. 10 (HealthDay News) -- A new ... has identified more than 50 gene variants that may ... new discoveries. About half of the variants are ... about one-third have been implicated in other autoimmune diseases, ...
... surgeons from Children,s National Medical Center are part of ... mutation causing Proteus syndrome, a rare disorder in which ... discovery appears in the July 27, 2011, online edition ... The study, led by researchers at the National Human ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New Bacteria Linked to Tattoo Infections 2Health News:New Bacteria Linked to Tattoo Infections 3Health News:Coke addicts prefer money in hand to snowy future 2Health News:Coke addicts prefer money in hand to snowy future 3Health News:Alzheimer's Harder to Detect in the Very Old 2Health News:Women May Face Greater Heart Risk From Smoking Than Men 2Health News:Women May Face Greater Heart Risk From Smoking Than Men 3Health News:Honing in on the Genetics of MS 2Health News:Honing in on the Genetics of MS 3Health News:Children's National collaborates with NIH researchers to identify gene variant in Proteus syndrome 2
(Date:6/30/2015)... Calif. and COPENHAGEN, Denmark ... Inc. , a global leader in clinical and commercial ... today that, as part of its global manufacturing capacity ... North American manufacturing facility in Bothell, Washington ... 6Pack™ facility.  The Bioreactor 6Pack™ configuration consists of six ...
(Date:6/29/2015)... 2015 Mordor Intelligence presents their ... Material (Plastic, Glass, Paper, Metal) - ByType of Packaging (Ampules, ... Tubes, Vials, Sachets) - By Geographical Region ( North ... Asia Pacific , Latin America , ... ) - discussing Industry Value Chain Analysis, Porter,s 5 ...
(Date:6/29/2015)... VILLAGE, Nev. , June 29, 2015  PDL ... it has entered into a credit agreement with CareView ... with up to $40 million of secured debt financing. ... industry focused on patient care monitoring. Under ... to $40 million of debt financing in two tranches ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:CMC Biologics Expands GMP Manufacturing Capacity in the United States 2CMC Biologics Expands GMP Manufacturing Capacity in the United States 3Global Pharmaceutical Packaging Market - North America and Europe Expected to Lead Followed by the Asia Pacific Market 2Global Pharmaceutical Packaging Market - North America and Europe Expected to Lead Followed by the Asia Pacific Market 3PDL BioPharma Announces $40 Million Financing Transaction with CareView Communications 2PDL BioPharma Announces $40 Million Financing Transaction with CareView Communications 3PDL BioPharma Announces $40 Million Financing Transaction with CareView Communications 4
... MESA, Ariz., March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On ... filed a collective action lawsuit against Sunovion Pharmaceuticals for failure ... are entitled under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The Complaint ... District of Oregon on behalf of all Sunovion pharmaceutical reps ...
... Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANTH ), a ... with inflammation and autoimmune disorders, today provided an update ... VISTA-16 clinical study. Immediately after the ... clinical study, the Company took steps to cease patient ...
Cached Medicine Technology:JacksonWhite Files Overtime Lawsuit Against Sunovion Pharmaceuticals 2Anthera Provides Corporate Update on Recent Activities 2
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: