In vivo hypoglycemic effects of bisphenol F exposure in high-fat diet mice


Bisphenol F (BPF) is a widely used bisphenol A (BPA) substitute plastic additive that has attracted increasing public concerns due to its potential toxic effects on animal and human health. Although previous studies have indicated that BPF might have harmful effects on metabolic homeostasis, the systematic effects of BPF on glucose disorders remain controversial. In this study, mice fed a normal chow diet (ND) and high-fat diet (HFD) were administered BPF at a dose of 100 μg/kg of body weight, and glucose metabolism was monitored after both short- and long-term treatment. Little change in glucose metabolism was observed in BPF-treated ND mice, but improved glucose metabolism was observed in BPF-treated HFD mice. Consistently, BPF treatment led to increased insulin signalling in the skeletal muscle of HFD mice. Additionally, liver metabolite levels also revealed increased carbohydrate digestion and improved TCA cycle progression in BPF-treated HFD mice. Our results demonstrate that sustained BPF exposure at an environmentally relevant dosage may substantially improve glucose metabolism and enhance insulin sensitivity in mice fed a high-fat diet.

Authors: Ziquan Lv, Zhi Tang, Suli Huang, Xiaoxiao Hu, Changfeng Peng, Yuhua Chen, Guangnan Liu, Ying Chen, Tingting Cao, Cuilan Hou, Xinyi Wei, Yuebin Ke, Xuan Zou, Huaicai Zeng, Yajie Guo
; Full Source: Chemosphere 2022 Oct 31;137066. doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2022.137066.