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4/10/2013

CREAL: Early life exposure to the chemical compound BPA may increase the risk for childhood obesity

CREAL: Early life exposure to the chemical compound BPA may increase the risk for childhood obesity


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A new study provides some evidence for an association between BPA (Bisphenol A) exposure during pregnancy and obesity-related outcomes in childhood (at 4 years of age), but not earlier in infancy (from birth to 14 months of life). Dania Valvi, first author of the article and CREAL researcher, adds that “26% of the 402 children analyzed were rapid growers in the first 6 months of life, 25% were overweight at 14 months, and 21% were overweight at 4 years of age.

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Valvi D, Casas M, Méndez MA, Ballesteros-Gomez A, Luque N, Rubio S, Sunyer J, Vrijheid M. Prenatal Bisphenol A Urine Concentrations and Early Rapid Growth and Overweight Risk in the Offspring. Epidemiology 2013.