The Secret Way To Stop Heart Disease
A common chemical is tampering with the tickers of even healthy people, a new study finds.
By Leah Zerbe
April 29, 2012
Keeping your cholesterol and blood pressure in check, exercising, and eating a well-balanced diet are common tips your physician recommends to prevent heart disease. Now, doctors have a new one to add to the list, avoiding canned soup. Most canned foods and baby formulas, along with cash-register receipts and certain plastics, contain bisphenol A, or BPA, a hormone-disrupting chemical linked to a growing list of health problems.
A new study published in the journal Circulation is the first of its kind to find a direct link between higher BPA exposure in healthy adults and a greater risk of developing heart disease in the future. “This study takes a lot of the question out of, ‘Does BPA really affect heart disease risk? Is this is a real effect?'” says BPA expert Laura Vandenberg, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow of biology at the Center for Developmental and Regenerative Biology at Tufts University in Massachusetts. “This research suggests so, and it shouldn’t be ignored.”
In the latest study, researchers looked at urine samples of about 750 initially healthy adults who later developed cardiovascular disease and compared them to samples from 860 adults who remained heart disease free. “They simply looked at urine collections 10 years ago and checked to see if people developed cardiovascular disease within a 10-year period,” explains Vandenberg, who was not involved with this study.
(Partisan Ranger Note: Even the mainstream media and science knows the danger of this stuff and yet the FDA says its just fine.)