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Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals

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Bisphenol exposure linked to lower T3 levels in women

According to a study published in Toxics, exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals is associated with reductions in levels of free triiodothyronine and total T3 in reproductive-aged women. The study recommends further research.


Exposure to perfluoroalkyl substances in utero linked to high BMI in infancy

According to a study published in Environmental Health Perspectives, children of women who were exposed to high-levels of PFAS chemicals during their pregnancy had an increased likelihood of developing obesity, and having a high BMI score ages 2-5 years.


Endocrine disrupting chemicals associated with diabetes risk among white women

American researchers have suggested that exposure to phthalates may contribute to diabetes, this association was only evident among the middle-aged white participants in the ongoing longitudinal study. The data is published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.


Endocrine disrupting chemicals adversely impact two generations down in mouse study

According to data from a mouse study published in Environment International, paternal exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals including phthalates, sees offspring for up to two generations affected with adverse metabolic health. This includes insulin resistance.

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