BPA May Triple Prostate Cancer Risk, University of Illinois Study

Published: Jan 08, 2014

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A study with mice suggests that exposure in the womb to the plastics chemical bisphenol A (BPA) could put males at greater risk for prostate cancer later in life. The findings are early, however, and can’t prove a causal link between BPA exposure and the cancer. According to background information from the study’s authors, BPA is commonly used in everyday products such as water bottles and soup cans, and boosts stem cells’ sensitivity to estrogen. Estrogen is found naturally in both men and women.

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