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F.D.A. Makes It Official: BPA Can’t Be Used in Baby Bottles and Cups

Sabrina Tavernise nytimes.com WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that baby bottles and children’s drinking cups could no longer contain bisphenol A, or BPA, an estrogen-mimicking industrial chemical used in some plastic bottles and food packaging. Manufacturers … Continue reading

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Long use of any hormones raises women’s breast cancer risk

USA Today CHICAGO – New research suggests that long-term use of any type of hormones to ease menopause symptoms can raise a woman’s risk of breast cancer. It is already known that taking pills that combine estrogen and progestins — … Continue reading

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Effects of early prepubertal exposure to bisphenol A on the onset of puberty, ovarian weights, and estrous cycle in female mice.

Nah et al. PubMed Central Abstract OBJECTIVE: Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical used extensively to manufacture plastics and epoxy resin liners for food and beverage cans. BPA, with properties similar to estrogen, has endocrine-disrupting effects. In the present study, … Continue reading

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Evidence of Altered Brain Sexual Differentiation in Mice Exposed Perinatally to Low, Environmentally Relevant Levels of Bisphenol A

Rubin et al. Endocrinology Humans are routinely exposed to bisphenol A (BPA), an estrogenic chemical present in food and beverage containers, dental composites, and many products in the home and workplace. BPA binds both classical nuclear estrogen receptors and facilitates … Continue reading

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A Warning by Key Researcher On Risks of BPA in Our Lives

Elizabeth Colbert E360 Yale The chemical Bisphenol A, or BPA, has been much in the news lately. BPA is the building block for polycarbonate plastic — the sort of hard, clear plastic often used in water bottles — and it … Continue reading

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Study: Caffeine May Alter Estrogen Levels in Women

Source: Time For women, that morning cup o’ joe may act as more than just a pick-me-up. New research shows that caffeine may alter women’s estrogen levels, and that such changes differ according to race. The study, published in the … Continue reading

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How Women May Be Contributing to Men’s Rising Cancer Rates

Source: Mercola Many conventional health experts believe the hormone testosterone causes prostate cancer — but research actually suggests that estrogen may be the more likely culprit. Like women, men also make estrogens such as estradiol, although (usually) in much lower … Continue reading

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Chinese herb mix may cool hot flashes a bit

Source: Reuters A mix of certain traditional Chinese herbs thought to have weak estrogen-like activity might help ease menopausal hot flashes, a small clinical trial suggests. But the herbal mix, dubbed Jiawei Qing’e Fang, is not widely available. And while … Continue reading

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Cancer – Personal Prevention Plan

 “An individual doesn’t get cancer, a family does.”- Terry Tempest Williams Cancer prevention is an interesting and challenging area that encompasses numerous issues on a personal and a political level. Both levels are vitally important for the success of any … Continue reading

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