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A thin coating of powder helps develop the dyes. A study published Tuesday in the journal JAMA found that people who continuously handle store receipts wind up with significantly elevated levels of bisphenol-A, more commonly known as BPA, in their urine.
BPA has been used since the s to line soup cans, and to make a wide array of plastic bottles and food containers. Studies link BPA to breast cancerdiabetesand obesity, as well as hormone abnormalities in children.
One study found that more than 90 percent of Americans have some level of it in their urine. Shelley Ehrlich of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center wanted to know how much of that actually ends up in our bodies.
Initially, all participants handled the receipts without wearing gloves.
After a washout period of at least a week, about half of the participants handled receipts again, but this time they wore gloves. Two hours after touching the receipts without gloves, the BPA levels in the participants' urine was significantly elevated, rising from 1.
After 8 hours, the study authors tested some of the gloveless participants again, and found that the BPA levels went up to Study participants who wore gloves had no significant increase of BPA in their urine, confirming that the route of exposure was through the skin, not from breathing in the powder.
Anything that acts as a barrier should be good.
Frederick Vom Saal, an author on the report, told the Huffington Post last year that that around 50 percent of all thermal paper used to print store receipts is coated with BPA.
Since Europe has taken a precautionary approach by compelling companies to prove that their chemicals are safe, while in the U. Facing a tight deadline to test the chemicals, the overwhelming majority end up on the market without testing.
The EPA has only tested and published data on approximately of the 83, chemicals in its inventory, according to a California Senate review from Prediabetes and type 2 diabetes are caused by a drop in insulin sensitivity blamed on “intramyocellular lipid,” the buildup of fat inside our muscle cells.
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Taking a cinnamon supplement plus a hypoglycemic agent might aid glucose control in type 2 diabetes, a new meta-analysis suggests. But more research is needed to inform clinical care on this issue. A cup of coffee in the morning may provide more than just an energy boost.
Health benefits, say some researchers, may range from helping prevent diabetes to lowering the risk of liver disease.
Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by hyperglycemia resulting from defects in insulin secretion, insulin action, or both.
Type 2 diabetes, the most prevalent form of the disease, is often asymptomatic in its early stages and can remain undiagnosed for many years.