Study Links BPA to Narrowing of the Arteries

A new British study suggests for the first time that Bisphenol-A (BPA) – a chemical found in food and drink containers – may lead to narrowing of the arteries.

Researchers analyzed data from 591 patients and compared urinary BPA with grades of severity of coronary artery disease (CAD), according to Science Daily. They found that 385 patients had severe CAD, 86 intermediate CAD and 120 had normal coronary arteries.

The study shows that urinary BPA concentration was significantly higher in those with severe CAD compared to those with normal coronary arteries, according to Science Daily.

"Our latest study strengthens a growing body of work that suggests that BPA may be adding to known risk factors for heart disease," said lead researcher, Professor David Melzer, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Exeter.

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