BPA and Heart Disease

bpa and heart diseaseBPA or Bisphenol A is found in many plastic products labeled #7 on the bottom of the bottle or plastic container. I was also suprised to find that BPA is used for lining metal food and beverage containers. By now most moms have read about toxic baby bottles. Many of us have switched to BPA free baby bottles such as Born Free (sold at Whole Foods) or a klean canteen stainless steel sippy cups. http://www.kleankanteen.com/

Now we may have to worry about high BPA levels causing heart disease. This week The Journal of the American Medical Association published a report involving 1,455 men and woman. The researchers looked at urine levels of BPA. Subjects with the higest concentration of the chemical were three times more likely to have cardiovascular disease and 2.4 times more likely to have diabetes. Continue reading