Early life exposure to BPA may affect testis function in adulthood

2010  study posted for filing Contact: Aaron Lohr alohr@endo-society.org 240-482-1380 The Endocrine Society Exposure to environmental levels of the industrial chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, in the womb and early life may cause long-lasting harm to testicular function, according to a new study conducted in animals. The results are being presented Monday at The Endocrine…

Prenatal exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals linked to breast cancer

2010 study for filing Contact: Aaron Lohr alohr@endo-society.org 240-482-1380 The Endocrine Society A study in mice reveals that prenatal exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals, like bisphenol-A (BPA) and diethylstilbestrol (DES), may program a fetus for life. Therefore, adult women who were exposed prenatally to BPA or DES could be at increased risk of breast cancer, according…

Common antidepressant drugs linked to lactation difficulties in moms

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Aaron Lohr alohr@endo-society.org 240-482-1380 The Endocrine Society According to a new study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM), women taking commonly used forms of antidepressant drugs may experience delayed lactation after giving birth and may need additional support to achieve their…

Bisphenol A exposure in pregnant mice permanently changes DNA of offspring

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Aaron Lohr alohr@endo-society.org 240-482-1380 The Endocrine Society Exposure during pregnancy to the chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, found in many common plastic household items, is known to cause a fertility defect in the mother’s offspring in animal studies, and now researchers have found how the defect occurs. The results…

Gestational exposure to urban air pollution linked to vitamin D deficiency in newborns

Contact: Aaron Lohr alohr@endo-society.org 240-482-1380 The Endocrine Society New study highlights potential importance of vitamin D supplementation in pregnant women Chevy Chase, MD—Gestational exposure to ambient urban air pollution, especially during late pregnancy, may contribute to lower vitamin D levels in offspring, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal…

BPA exposure in utero may increase predisposition to breast cancer

Contact: Aaron Lohr alohr@endo-society.org 240-482-1380 The Endocrine Society Study finds perinatal exposure to BPA has effect on mammary hormone response Chevy Chase, MD—A recent study accepted for publication in Molecular Endocrinology, a journal of The Endocrine Society, found that perinatal exposure to environmentally relevant doses of bisphenol A (BPA) alters long-term hormone response and breast…