Effects of endocrine-disrupting chemicals extend to obesity, osteoporosis, IQ and beyond
Although causality is difficult to prove definitively, mounting evidence suggests adverse health consequences of endocrine-disrupting among humans. Recent research links these ubiquitous compounds to pediatric obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis and more.
Chemicals in cosmetics increase obesity risk for children exposed in utero
Children may be more likely to develop overweight or obesity if their mothers are exposed to high levels of paraben while pregnant, according to findings published in Nature Communications.
Phthalates from plastics, personal care products influence testosterone levels among men
Urinary biomarkers that detect the presence of phthalates were associated with testosterone concentrations among a representative sample of U.S. men, according to findings published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
Experts warn PFAS endocrine-disrupting chemicals may drive obesity, osteoporosis
A class of endocrine-disrupting chemicals known as PFAS may work as an “environmental trigger” to drive multiple adverse endocrine health effects, including obesity, thyroid dysfunction and low bone mineral density, although researchers caution that more studies on potential associations are needed.
VIDEO: Exposure to common chemicals may lead to obesity, diabetes
In this video exclusive, Abby Fleisch, MD, MPH, attending physician in pediatric endocrinology and diabetes at the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation at Maine Medical Center, describes how exposure to common perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances — better known as the endocrine-disrupting chemicals PFAS — is associated with obesity, diabetes and high cholesterol levels.
Prenatal exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals tied to lower IQ in boys
Early prenatal exposure to a mixture of endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in common consumer products is associated with lower intellectual functioning among boys at age 7 years, according to findings published in Environment International.
Prenatal BPA exposure linked to lower lung function in children
Children with higher prenatal exposure to bisphenol A may be more likely to have lower lung function and experience wheezing.
Chemicals replacing BPA in plastics, cans increase childhood obesity risk
Children with greater levels of bisphenol S and bisphenol F in their urine are more likely to have obesity when compared with children with lower levels of the chemicals, according to findings published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society.