PFC exposure tied to altered thyroid function

Contact: Jenni Glenn Gingery jgingery@endocrine.org 301-941-0240 The Endocrine Society Endocrine-disrupting chemicals may increase odds of women developing mild hypothyroidism Chevy Chase, MD—Exposure to perfluorinated chemicals is linked to changes in thyroid function and may raise the risk of mild hypothyroidism in women, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of…

UT study: Chemical in antibacterial soaps may harm nursing babies

Contact: Lola Alapo lalapo@utk.edu 865-974-3993 University of Tennessee at Knoxville KNOXVILLE—A mother’s prolonged use of antibacterial soaps containing the chemical triclocarban may harm nursing babies, according to a recent study from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The study, which was conducted on rats, showed that exposure to the compound may reduce the survival rates of…

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,…

Mild iodine deficiency in womb associated with lower scores on children’s literacy tests

Contact: Jenni Glenn Gingery jgingery@endo-society.org 301-941-0240 The Endocrine Society Changes in mother’s diet, supplements may prevent long-term neurological impairment Chevy Chase, MD––Children who did not receive enough iodine in the womb performed worse on literacy tests as 9-year-olds than their peers, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of…

Common osteoporosis drug slows formation of new bone

Contact: Jenni Glenn Gingery jgingery@endo-society.org 301-941-0240 The Endocrine Society Study results suggest combination treatments may be needed to stop bone loss, fuel growth Chevy Chase, MD––Although the drug zoledronic acid slows bone loss in osteoporosis patients, it also boosts levels of a biomarker that stops bone formation, according to a recent study accepted for publication…

Progesterone (NOT Progestin) is effective for hot flash treatment and provides an alternative to estrogen

2010 study posted for filing   Postmenopausal women who experience bothersome hot flashes or night sweats may have an alternative treatment to estrogen. According to a new study, oral micronized progesterone relieves those symptoms. The results will be presented Saturday at The Endocrine Society’s 92nd Annual Meeting in San Diego.   “This is the first…

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…