Completion Date

6-2015

Advisor(s)

Todd Hagobian

Abstract

Bisphenol A (BPA) exposure is recognized as having negative health effects and is related to weight gain, obesity, and some cancers3 • More troubling is that BPA is present in all aspects of life, including most plastic containers, make-up and shave creams, non-organic foods, etc. The aim of this project is to determine the effectiveness of a lifestyle intervention program designed to limit exposure to BPA. Twenty, healthy women with high baseline BPA exposure will be randomized (N=lO) to reduce BPA exposure or control (N=lO). The control group (n=lO) will receive basic health care information about BP A exposure, and the intervention group will receive the same health care information PLUS a weekly intervention to reduce BP A exposure including: replacing plastic containers with glass containers, provided BPA make-up and beauty supplies, and behavior techniques (e.g. problem-solving, etc.) to reduce BPA exposure. Main outcome will be urine BPA concentrations assessed at baseline and after 4-weeks. The results of the current study, if shown to reduce BP A exposure, will have a profound effect and inform future large scale clinical research lifestyle interventions designed to reduce weight, obesity, and risk for chronic disease.

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