Chemical in antibacterial soap fed to nursing rats harms offspring

Contact: Jenni Glenn Gingery jgingery@endocrine.org 301-941-0240 The Endocrine Society   SAN FRANCISCO—- A mother’s exposure to triclocarban, a common antibacterial chemical, while nursing her babies shortens the life of her female offspring, a new study in rats finds. The results were presented Monday at The Endocrine Society’s 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Commonly used…

Prenatal exposure to BPA affects fat tissues in sheep

Contact: Jenni Glenn Gingery jgingery@endocrine.org 301-941-0240 The Endocrine Society   SAN FRANCISCO-— New research suggests that fetal exposure to the common environmental chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, causes increased inflammation in fat tissues after birth, which can lead to obesity and metabolic syndrome. Results of the animal study were presented Monday at The Endocrine Society’s…

BPA linked to a common birth defect in boys

Contact: Jenni Glenn Gingery jgingery@endocrine.org 301-941-0240 The Endocrine Society SAN FRANCISCO– A new study links fetal exposure to a common chemical pollutant, bisphenol A (BPA), to defects of a testicular hormone in newborn boys with undescended testicles. The results, which were presented Monday at The Endocrine Society’s 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, suggest yet…

Short-term antidepressant use, stress, high-fat diet linked to long-term weight gain

Contact: Jenni Glenn Gingery jgingery@endocrine.org 301-941-0240 The Endocrine Society SAN FRANCISCO—- Short-term use of antidepressants, combined with stress and a high-fat diet, is associated with long-term increases in body weight, a new animal study finds. The results were presented Sunday at The Endocrine Society’s 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco. “Our study suggests that short-term…

Calcium supplements linked to longer lifespans in women

Contact: Jenni Glenn Gingery jgingery@endo-society.org 301-941-0240 The Endocrine Society Study finds calcium-rich diet, supplements provide equal benefits Chevy Chase, MD—Taking a calcium supplement of up to 1,000 mg per day can help women live longer, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). Calcium,…

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…

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…