Bispenol A or BPA, is an organic compound that has raised a serious question about the relationship between BPA and Breast Cancer. BPA is used to make plastics and epoxy resins. It is added to the lining of canned foods and drinks to prevent the food from reacting with the metal.
Here is an excerpt from an Article from www.breastcancerfund.org:
Recent data further suggests that BPA leads normal human breast cells to behave like cancer cells, and indicates that BPA may also make cells less responsive to the cancer-inhibiting effects of the anti-estrogen tamoxifen (Goodson, 2011).
Studies using cultures of human breast cancer cells demonstrated that BPA may have a direct effect on Breast Cancer.
Studies using cultures of human breast cancer cells demonstrate that BPA acts through the same response pathways as the natural estrogen estradiol (Rivas, 2002; Welshons, 2006). BPA can interact weakly with the intracellular estrogen receptor (ER), and it can also alter breast cell responsiveness and induce cell proliferation in vitro and in vivo. It affects cellular functions through interactions with the membrane estrogen receptor (Watson, 2005; Wozniak, 2005). Along with its many other effects on cell growth and proliferation, BPA has been shown to mimic estradiol in causing direct damage to the DNA of cultured human breast cancer cells (Iso, 2006).
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