Yogurt for Immunity, BPA in Canned Foods

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Yogurt for Immunity, BPA in Canned Foods
Thu, 05-20-2010 - 11:57am

A Dannon-funded study finds probiotic-infused products may help boost immunity in tots.


A new study published in this month��s issue of the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition has found that drinking DanActive, a probiotic-infused yogurt beverage, reduced the rate of common illnesses like ear infections, sinus infections, the flu and diarrhea in daycare children. It is the largest-known probiotic clinical trial ever conducted in the United States, though we should note that it was also funded by Dannon, which makes DanActive.


Read more to learn the health benefits of probiotics.


 


A new study finds traces of the chemical (BPA) in nearly 50 varieties tested.


BPA is a chemical found in numerous products, from the linings of metal cans to polycarbonate water bottles to printer inks and toners, and has been connected to a wide range of health issues. According to this report, in animals, exposure to low doses of BPA has been linked to cancer, diabetes, heart disease, infertility, developmental and reproductive problems, obesity, and early puberty. Though the FDA still considers low levels of BPA to be safe, they do have some concern about its effects on fetuses, infants and children. They are currently re-examining research on the chemical and, for now, support efforts to reduce one’s exposure.


Read more to determine if you should be worried about BPA in your canned foods.