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Professor HONG Yun-Chul’s Research on How BPA Affects Human Health

  • December 9, 2014
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Professor HONG Yun-Chul, College of Medicine
Professor HONG Yun-Chul, College of Medicine

Professor Hong Yun-Chul’s research team (College of Medicine) found that people who drank out of cans lined with resins containing bisphenol A (BPA) had a brief increase in their blood pressure. Professor Hong studied 60 people, mostly elderly women. Each volunteer came back three separate times and each drank out of a glass bottle which contained no BPA, a can lined with a compound containing BPA, or one of each. The urinary BPA concentration increased after consuming canned beverages by more than 1,600 percent compared with that after consuming glass bottled beverages. Systolic blood pressure adjusted for daily variance increased by 4.5 mmHg after consuming two canned beverages compared with that after consuming two glass bottled beverages. Heart rate was not affected by BPA. The research was featured in NBC News.

Summary by LEE Hee Un, SNU English Editor, gurume0221@snu.ac.kr
Proofread by Melora Brett Briana Johnson, morningcalm2@gmail.com

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