Common Chemical Could Be Making Kids Fat

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By Molly Grady

Researchers believe there may be a connection between childhood obesity and BPA.

The chemical compound is used in many plastic containers and metal cans.

Most people have traces of the chemical in their bodies.

However, a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found children with the highest levels of BPA in their system were twice as likely to be obese.

Scientists point out that the research only shows an association and does not prove BPA causes obesity.

 

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