Study: Canned Food Might Make You Impotent
Scientists have discovered another reason why those empty cans of SpaghettiO’s littering your mom’s basement apartment won’t get you laid: Something in the packaging could make you impotent.
Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health fed human subjects canned food for a five-day period, The Atlantic reports.
They wanted to measure how much BPA — a chemical released from metal cans and plastic bottles — actually wound up in the human guinea pigs’ systems, as the substance is linked to health problems ranging from diabetes to cancer to erectile dysfunction.
What the scientists found: Urine samples from the 75 volunteers showed that eating a can of soup per day prompts a 1,221 percent increase in BPA levels.
Researchers don’t know whether the upswing lasts long-term.