Thanksgiving Dinner Worry: Canned Food

Harvard researchers find holiday staples could bring health risks.
1:07 | 11/22/11

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The new warning tonight about some Thanksgiving staples researchers at Harvard found that eating just one serving of canned food over the course of five days. Significantly raises levels of the chemical BP A found in the lining of cans. Which some studies have linked to higher rates of deadly disease. Our medical editor doctor Richard bastards and in the -- for us and he joins us now and -- this was a pretty big spike of BP this is very surprising five days of soup in your level went up more than ten times. After two days went back to normal but it. And fold increase from that small minuses but the big question is how dangerous is BP -- Georgia that's what we just don't know it's a big step from where we are now finding it in the body to showing that it causes harm me in terms of health. The NIH is putting thirty million dollars -- trying to answer that question but just last year the FDA raised concerns about BP A in baby bottles. Manufacturers took it out and it will be interesting to see you manufacturers now remove this from the food -- meantime what can people are concerned did. Well you can go fresh you can go -- -- cut down which are having canned food until that question is dance became professor thanks very much.

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