“Recent University of Missouri research could not replicate results of a previous study linking exposure to the chemical bisphenol A — commonly known as BPA — to obesity and diabetes.”
“The original study, conducted by researchers at Duke University and the University of Michigan, used mice to look at the effect of maternal nutrients and environment on offspring. It used mice with yellow or brown coats: Yellow mice tend to go on to become obese and develop diabetes, while their genetically identical brown siblings lead a healthier life.
That study found that when the mother mouse was exposed to BPA — a chemical found in some plastic bottles, receipt paper and other consumer projects — and genistein, found in soybeans and sold as a dietary supplement, the number of yellow offspring increased dramatically.
However, the MU study, which used 10 times the number of mice, did not find the same connection.” [Columbia Tribune]