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27 August 2010

Exposure to BPA boosts testosterone

Exposure to the plastics chemical BPA can affect men's testosterone levels, a new study has found. BPA is used in a large number of consumer products, including food and drink containers.

Exposure to the plastics chemical bisphenol A (BPA) can affect men's testosterone levels, a new study has found.

Higher BPA exposure was statistically associated with hormone changes in men; specifically, small increases in levels of testosterone in the blood, according to David Melzer, professor of epidemiology and public health at the Peninsula Medical School in Exeter, UK, and colleagues.

Finding consistent with experiments

 
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