Compound Used in Food Packaging Linked to Severe IBD Symptoms in Animal Study

Compound Used in Food Packaging Linked to Severe IBD Symptoms in Animal Study
Bisphenol-A, a compound used in the production of some plastics and resins that line containers of canned foods and beverages, was seen to worsen symptoms and increased mortality in a mouse model of ulcerative colitis, a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), raising concerns about its potential effects on people. The compound, also known as BPA, was found to affect mice body weight, stool consistency and rectal bleeding, and to increase gut inflammation and mortality, researchers reported. Their study,  “Bisphenol-A alters microbiota metabolites derived from aromatic amino acids and worsens disease activity durin
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