A study in PLoS ONE found girls ages 9 to 12 who had bisphenol-A levels of 2 micrograms/liter or more were twice as likely as those with low levels to become obese, while those with BPA levels of more than 10 micrograms/liter had a fivefold increased risk of obesity. However, researchers did not observe a link between BPA levels and obesity in girls older than 12 or in boys regardless of age.
High BPA levels may increase obesity risk in younger girls
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