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BPA exposure during pregnancy may raise risk of diabetes in the mother
BPA exposure during pregnancy may raise risk of diabetes in the mother (April 1, 2015 - Insidermedicine) From Spain - Exposure to BPA during pregnancy raises a mother's future risk of diabetes, according to a report published in Endocrinology. Researchers studied three groups of pregnant mice--one exposed to low BPA levels early in pregnancy, one exposed to higher levels during the same time period, and one that wasn't exposed at all. Researchers then tested to rodent's glucose tolerance. They found, at four months after birth, the BPA-exposed mice began to demonstrate impaired glucose tolerance. At seven months postpartum, the BPA-exposed rodent's beta cells--cells responsible for creating insulin--started to decrease significantly when compared to the control rodents.
 
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