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Fat from plastics? Linking bisphenol A exposure and obesity

The weight of evidence indicates that bisphenol A (BPA), a widespread endocrine disruptor, might be an important risk factor for obesity and metabolic disorders. An epidemiological study shows an association between urinary BPA levels and increased body mass in children and adolescents.

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Figure 1: Potential effects of BPA exposure during different stages of development.


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Nadal, A. Fat from plastics? Linking bisphenol A exposure and obesity. Nat Rev Endocrinol 9, 9–10 (2013).

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