The raison d'etre of this website is to provide you with hard scientific information which may help you make informed decisions in your quest for health (so far I have blogged concise summaries of over 1,500 scientific studies and have had three books published).

My research is mainly focused on the effects of cholesterol, saturated fat and statin drugs on health. If you know anyone who is worried about their cholesterol levels and heart disease, or has been told to take statin drugs you could send them a link to this website, and to my statin or cholesterol or heart disease books.

David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

High exposure to bisphenol A leads to a 68% increased risk of developing diabetes

This study was published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 2011 Dec;96(12):3822-6

Study title and authors:
Relationship between urinary bisphenol A levels and diabetes mellitus.
Shankar A, Teppala S.
Department of Community Medicine, West Virginia University School of Medicine, P.O. Box 9190, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506-9190, USA.

This study can be accessed at:

Bisphenol A is a chemical that is used to make plastics such as dental fillings, baby bottles, water bottles, CDs and DVDs. Epoxy resins containing bisphenol A are used as coatings on the inside of almost all food and beverage cans.

This study examined the association between levels of bisphenol A exposure and diabetes in approximately 15,000 adults.

The results of the study showed that those with the highest levels of bisphenol A had a 68% increased risk of developing diabetes compared with those with the lowest levels of bisphenol A.

Links to other studies concerning modern products and disease:
Cleaning products and air fresheners are associated with increased breast cancer risk
Drinking water high in fluoride can cause damage to the liver and kidney
Genetically modified pesticide residue found in intestines