The Associations Between Bisphenol A and Phthalates, and Measures of Adiposity Among Canadians

Daniel McCormack
Bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates are chemicals found in many consumer products including water bottles, food packaging and cosmetics. Previous research has shown that there is potential for these compounds to contribute to obesity. In this analysis, the Canadian Health Measures Survey was used to investigate possible associations between urinary concentrations of these compounds and measures of adiposity. BPA urine concentrations were found to decrease with age, and significant associations with BMI and waist circumference...
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