New Study Links Phthalates to Cardiovascular Disease
Phthalates are known to trigger heart disease. Recent data show the mechanism may be related to dyslipidemia. Here are other health conditions affected by phthalate exposure.
Using an animal model, scientists have identified one mechanism phthalates use to drive dyslipidemia and cardiovascular disease — by impacting the nuclear pregnane X receptor (PXR), part of the body's defense against foreign chemicals
The receptor is activated by several types of chemicals, including steroids, bile acids and antibiotics.…