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BPA Again Tied to Diabetes Risk

A new study suggests that people with higher urinary levels of the controversial chemical have a higher risk of diabetes. Bisphenol A (BPA) is a so-called endocrine disruptor, which means it may affect normal hormone activity in the body. This latest study is based on data from a federal health study done between 2003 and 2008. Researchers found that of nearly 4,000 U.S. adults involved, those with the highest urinary BPA levels were more likely to have diabetes. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, online Sept 28, 2011