Study finds correlation between phthalates, child BMI

01/22/2012 | Examiner.com · NewKerala.com (India)

Greater exposure to phthalates, a man-made, endocrine-disrupting chemical commonly found in body care products, correlates with higher measures of obesity, according to a study in Environmental Research. Researchers studied 387 black and Hispanic children in New York City and found that 97% had been exposed to the chemical and that those with the greatest concentrations of monoethyl phthalate had larger waists and 10% higher BMI scores than those with the lowest concentrations.

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