Chemical in plastic food packaging linked to heart disease
Chemical in plastic food packaging linked to heart disease
By John Von Radowitz - Belfast Telegraph / belfasttelegraph.co.uk
Aug 16, 2012

A chemical widely used in plastic food and drink containers may narrow coronary arteries, raising the risk of heart attacks, research suggests. High levels of bisphenol-A (BPA) in the urine were seen significantly more often in patients with severe damage to the arteries supplying blood to the heart.

Scientists, led by Professor David Melzer, from the University of Exeter, analysed data from 591 participants in a UK study looking at the causes of coronary artery disease (CAD).BPA levels were significantly higher in those with severe CAD compared with individuals having normal coronary arteries.

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Chemical in plastic food packaging linked to heart disease