Childhood Obesity and Food Packaging: A Possible Link

MedPages Today reports on a study published in the journal Pediatrics that ties obesity and a chemical found in packaging, BPA.

BPA was one of two chemicals for packaging found in the urine of children. While BPA was linked with obesity, the other chemical, di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP), was linked to insulin resistance.

About the BPA study, MedPages reports: “Compared with those with the lowest concentration of urinary BPA, moderate or greater exposure was significantly associated with increased odds of obesity, as reported through 95th or greater percentile of BMI.”

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