Can Antioxidants Protect From Bisphenol A?

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical that is present in certain plastics such as epoxy resins and polycarbonates. Bisphenol A is a hormone disrupting chemical and can negatively affect make fertility because it can interfere with spermatogenesis and testosterone production in the testes through damage to the cells of the testes. Bisphenol A can leach into food that comes in contact with plastic and this can be a significant source of bisphenol A in the diet. One solution that has been proffered is to use antioxidants as protective measures against the damaging effects of bisphenol A. As bisphenol A creates its testicular damage through free radical effects, taking antioxidants to negate some of this damage may be effective. However, the range of physiological disruptions caused by bisphenol A is large and as such it is unlikely that antioxidants would be able to inhibit all of these effects. The best solution to bisphenol A still remains avoiding intake of the chemicals where possible. 

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Santiago, J., Silva, J., Santos, M., Fardilha, M., Silva, B. and Oliveira, P. 2021. Fighting Bisphenol A-Induced Male Infertility: The Power of Antioxidants. Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland): 10(2)

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