Study links chemicals to spike in teens' cholesterol levels

September 7, 2010 2:26:43 PM PDT
Common chemicals found in everything from non-stick cookware to grease resistant food packaging appear to be associated with increases in cholesterol levels in teens, according to a study in the archives of pediatrics and adolescent medicine.

It is said to be the first study that takes an in-depth look at an association between these chemicals known as PFAAs and health effects in children.

Scientist's say they found a positive association between these chemicals and total cholesterol. As the blood levels of these chemicals increased, so did cholesterol.

Scientist's say more research is needed to determine the exact link.