BPA In Cans Tied To Increased Blood Pressure

By Andrew M. Seaman
(Reuters Health) – People have small increases in blood pressure after drinking from cans lined with material that includes a common chemical, South Korean researchers say.
When can linings contained bisphenol A – more commonly known as BPA – systolic blood pressure (the top number) went up by about 5 millimeters of mercury (mm/Hg), researchers found.
“I would like to recommend consumers use fresh foods or glass bottled foods rather than canned foods,” said Dr. Yun-Chul Hong, the study’s senior researcher from the Seoul National University College of Medicine. “I also hope manufacturers develop and use healthy alternatives (instead) of BPA for inner lining of the can containers.”
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