Low levels of food contaminants such as bisphenol A caused metabolic changes and increased the risks of obesity in mice, researchers found. "With this study, we have succeeded in providing proof-of-concept that low doses of contaminants, even at levels normally considered to be without health impacts in humans, do in fact affect humans when subjected to chronic exposure, and when the contaminants are combined with a high-calorie diet," said INSERM's Brigitte Le Magueresse Battistoni, who led the study.

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