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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 10:09 AM
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BPA levels soar after eating canned soup: Study (heart disease, diabetes, and obesity)
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Source: CBS

By David W Freeman

(CBS) Talk about stirring up controversy. A new study shows that the urine of people who consume canned soup can contain surprisingly high levels of bisphenol A (BPA), a hormone-disrupting compound linked to health problems including heart disease, diabetes, and obesity.

People who consumed one serving of canned soup a day for five days had a more than 1,000 percent increase in urinary BPA over people who consumed fresh soup for five days, the study showed.

"We've known for a while that drinking beverages that have been stored in certain hard plastics can increase the amount of BPA in your body," study author Jenny Carwile, a doctoral student at Harvard School of Public Health, said in a written statement. "This study suggests that canned foods may be an even greater concern, especially given their wide use."

BPA is used in the linings of metal food and beverage cans as well as in certain plastic bottles and dental sealants.


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  -BPA levels soar after eating canned soup: Study (heart disease, diabetes, and obesity) Omaha Steve  Nov-23-11 10:09 AM   #0 
  - There are lots of good reasons to make your own soup. This is one more.  Liberal Veteran   Nov-23-11 10:17 AM   #1 
  - Some of us don't have time to make everything from scratch...  Taverner   Nov-23-11 12:13 PM   #18 
  - Wasn't a criticism (and I have a job myself), just an observation.  Liberal Veteran   Nov-23-11 12:39 PM   #19 
  - You can buy soup in a tetra pack.  lovelyrita   Nov-23-11 06:06 PM   #22 
  - What is a tetra pack?  goforit   Nov-24-11 05:31 AM   #36 
     - It's a paper carton that they use in place of cans.  lovelyrita   Nov-24-11 07:08 AM   #37 
  - Single mom of two with a job: that's what a crockpot is for.  knitter4democracy   Nov-23-11 07:44 PM   #23 
  - I don't make my own tomato paste, though. Does come in a tube, but I don't know if that is BPA free  No Elephants   Nov-23-11 11:26 PM   #27 
  - But wait , Steve - don't you know that anyone who is overweight is a gluttonous pig?  hedgehog   Nov-23-11 10:19 AM   #2 
  - thank you (n/t)  bread_and_roses   Nov-23-11 10:21 AM   #3 
  - thank you! n/t  Scout   Nov-23-11 10:59 AM   #11 
  - Oh, is this the "being more female makes you more fat" argument?  boppers   Nov-23-11 11:29 PM   #28 
  - BPA is one of the causes of the skyrocketing hypothyroid rates  Lorien   Nov-24-11 02:56 AM   #35 
  - soup - another failure of the "free" market - capitalism at its finest  bread_and_roses   Nov-23-11 10:24 AM   #4 
  - Great just after I bought a bunch of cans.....  Historic NY   Nov-23-11 10:26 AM   #5 
  - I guess that goes for canned tomatoes, too. That's what I put in my soup.  loudsue   Nov-23-11 10:44 AM   #7 
     - apparently Muir Glen Tomato packaging is, or will be BPA-free. I was unable to  Miss_Underestimated   Nov-23-11 11:54 AM   #17 
        - A website I went to said they have still not committed to BPA free linings yet. IDK why it is that..  freshwest   Nov-23-11 10:57 PM   #25 
  - It's about time news reports focused on BPA exposure beyond plastic bottles.  Gormy Cuss   Nov-23-11 10:26 AM   #6 
  - We only buy soups that come in cartons. nt  onehandle   Nov-23-11 10:49 AM   #8 
  - Did any of the ingredients in those soups come in cans?  No Elephants   Nov-23-11 11:30 PM   #29 
  - I really like the frozen "Tabachnik" brand soup  K8-EEE   Nov-23-11 10:55 AM   #9 
  - Same here.  Hissyspit   Nov-23-11 11:22 AM   #15 
  - maybe we should go back to canning things in glass  demigoddess   Nov-23-11 10:56 AM   #10 
  - Some soups are sold that way, but who knows where they got their ingredients?  No Elephants   Nov-23-11 11:33 PM   #30 
  - K&R  DeSwiss   Nov-23-11 11:02 AM   #12 
  - Another question: Okay, I make my own soup and keep the leftovers  jwirr   Nov-23-11 11:08 AM   #13 
  - i try not to freeze leftovers or use glass containers.  pansypoo53219   Nov-23-11 11:16 AM   #14 
  - What's wrong with glass containers?  No Elephants   Nov-23-11 11:37 PM   #32 
  - I use canning jars  MissB   Nov-23-11 03:57 PM   #21 
  - Probably not. You can buy glass refrigerator storage containers with glass lids.  No Elephants   Nov-23-11 11:36 PM   #31 
  - that can't be!  shanti   Nov-23-11 11:53 AM   #16 
  - Yeah, but I notice they don't say "Campbell's Soup is good food".  Liberal Veteran   Nov-23-11 12:43 PM   #20 
  - Does this affect canned pet food as well?  Merlot   Nov-23-11 10:20 PM   #24 
  - Context free data, whee!  boppers   Nov-23-11 11:25 PM   #26 
  - I do not regularly consume food packaged in cans...  GReedDiamond   Nov-24-11 01:17 AM   #33 
  - This is scary - I'm glad I quit eating canned food  alp227   Nov-24-11 02:21 AM   #34 

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