Still toting a plastic water bottle to the gym? We think itÊ¼s time to change. HereÊ¼s your ï¬nal warning about plastic bottles: BPA (bisphenol A), a chemical compound in polycarbonate plastics thatÊ¼s been linked to reproductive issues and diabetes, now also appears to be linked to irregular heart rhythms in women. “The naturally higher levels of estrogen women have amplify the disruptive effect BPA has on the heart,” says Hong-Sheng Wang Ph.D., lead study author at the University of Cincinnati. The lab work was on animals, but Wang expects similar results in people.
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