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08 September 2010

Cholesterol linked to non-stick coating

Chemicals used to make non-stick coatings on cookware and to waterproof fabrics may raise levels of cholesterol in children, US researchers said.

The findings do not prove exposure to these chemicals, called perfluoroalkyl acids, caused the higher readings, but they show a link and suggest the need for more study, Stephanie Frisbee of West Virginia University and colleagues wrote in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.

 
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