"WVU Study Links Chemical C8 To High Cholesterol in Children, Teens"

"CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Children and teens exposed to higher amounts of the toxic chemical C8 appear to be more likely to have elevated cholesterol levels, according to a landmark new study published by researchers from West Virginia University.

The study also found that some increases in cholesterol may occur at exposure levels in the range of those found in the general U.S. population.

Stephanie Frisbee, a WVU Department of Community Medicine researcher and lead study author, said the findings are particularly important because of the potential effects higher cholesterol could have during a child's lifetime."

Ken Ward Jr. reports for the Charleston Gazette September 6, 2010.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010