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Exposure to the hormone-disrupting chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) during rodents’ development significantly increases their risk of being severely overweight in later life, a study review found. BPA exposure also raises fat levels in the blood, the research adds – previous studies have found this increases the risk of heart disease. These results occur even when BPA exposure occurs in amounts below the recommended levels. Known as the gender-bending chemical for its effects on male breast growth, the researchers believe BPA may cause obesity by altering the hormones responsible for fat metabolism.