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Is canned food consumption harmful for us? This article (http://tinyurl.Com/8x2rj62) says it raises the level of the compound bisphenol a (bpa)

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Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics & Gynecology
6 doctors agree

In brief: It's not the best

Canned foods are typically high in sodium (salt).
The vegetables have been cooked enough to remove the vitamins, and the shelf life has been lengthened by adding preservatives. You could do better. Bpas are estrogen-like compounds more commonly associated with heating plastics, such as the containers of microwave dinners. You may wish to remove the contents and cook them on glass dishes.

In brief: It's not the best

Canned foods are typically high in sodium (salt).
The vegetables have been cooked enough to remove the vitamins, and the shelf life has been lengthened by adding preservatives. You could do better. Bpas are estrogen-like compounds more commonly associated with heating plastics, such as the containers of microwave dinners. You may wish to remove the contents and cook them on glass dishes.
Dr. Andrew Alexander
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Dr. Andrew Alexander
I took a look at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12227943, which is a British study of 62 soups. Of these, one was very high, 36 showed various elevations, and 25 were normal. Thanks for the f/u.
Dr. Bryan Levey
BPA has also been used extensively to coat the inside of aluminum cans. The extensive, long term exposure of the food to the BPA allows it to leach into the food from the lining without heating. BPA should be banned from food containers.

In brief: Generally not

The amounts of bps in canned foods are very low from reputable producers.
If you are concerned frozen and fresh foods can be used.

In brief: Generally not

The amounts of bps in canned foods are very low from reputable producers.
If you are concerned frozen and fresh foods can be used.
Dr. Harris Lilienfeld
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Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine

In brief: Kick the can...

Bpa levels were apparently elevated in individuals consuming frequent canned soups in the report i.
Like certain styrofoam coffee cups, this chemical can leach in when in contact with hot liquids. So far i've not heard that canned fruits or other products which are pasteurized have been suspect. Bpa should certainly be avoided if possible and if you do your own canning, use glass jars as i do!

In brief: Kick the can...

Bpa levels were apparently elevated in individuals consuming frequent canned soups in the report i.
Like certain styrofoam coffee cups, this chemical can leach in when in contact with hot liquids. So far i've not heard that canned fruits or other products which are pasteurized have been suspect. Bpa should certainly be avoided if possible and if you do your own canning, use glass jars as i do!
Dr. Joseph De Santi
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