BPA May Increase Heart Disease Risk



The bisphenol A in dental sealants may pose new health risks.

It’s possible that BPA could raise a person’s susceptibility to having heart disease, according to a new study.

The study appears in the journal Circulation.

People come in contact with BPA from the plastic in things like packaged foods and drinks, as well as sealants. Water and household dust could also contain BPA.

To compile the data, the research team analyzed levels of BPA of 758 people that were declared healthy, only to eventually develop heart disease. The results from these people were compared to 861 people who didn’t end up having heart disease. The University of Cambridge kept track of this data.

The people who developed heart disease had higher traces of BPA in their urine at the start of the study when compared to the people who didn’t develop the disease.

According to some researchers at the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, the University of Exeter, and the European Center for Environment and Human Health, however, this information doesn’t tell the whole story. The reason stems from the fact that just one urine sample was included at the beginning of the 10-year study period.

Some of the researchers also claim there isn’t a definitive correlation between BPA and increased heart risk. That’s why more research is necessary regarding this issue.