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Tip #46: If you Want Heart Disease, Use Plastic Bottles.

Scientists have once again found that people with higher levels of bisphenol A (BPA) in their urine are more likely to have heart disease.

BPA is used to make some plastic drinks bottles and the inner coatings of food cans. It can mimic the effects of estrogen and has been associated with a number of conditions in animal studies, including low sperm count, prostate cancer and fetal developmental problems.

In a sampling of U.S. adults, those with the highest levels of BPA in their urine were more than twice as likely to suffer from coronary heart disease. A previous study had also found an association between higher rates of BPA and occurrences of heart disease, as well as diabetes and abnormal liver enzymes.

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