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Let the Sunshine In: New Studies Illuminate Vitamin D

shutterstock_138340673 Two recent studies in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism shed light on various factors that affect vitamin D levels in the body. The links between vitamin D and certain forms of contraception as well as how it can be impacted by endocrine-disrupting chemicals have been given a closer look by endocrine researchers. Because...
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ENDO 2017 Breaking News: Exposure to Common Flame Retardants May Raise the Risk of Papillary Thyroid Cancer

Some flame retardants used in many home products appear to be associated with the most common type of thyroid cancer, papillary thyroid cancer (PTC), according to a new study being presented Saturday at the Endocrine Society’s 99th annual meeting, ENDO 2017, in Orlando, Fla. “Thyroid cancer is the fastest increasing cancer in the U.S., with...
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ENDO 2017 Breaking News: Pyrethroid Pesticide Exposure Appears to Speed Puberty in Boys

Environmental exposure to common pesticides may cause boys to reach sexual maturity earlier, researchers have found. They will present their study results Saturday at the Endocrine Society’s 99th annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. Previous research shows that early puberty increases the risk of diseases in adulthood, for example, testicular cancer in men and breast cancer...
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Endocrine Society Newsmakers in December

USA Today‘s Diagnosis: Diabetes Magazine—Dollars & Cents: Experts suggest ways to offset rising insulin costs Clinical Affairs Core Committee Chair Robert Lash, MD, discussed the importance of using diabetes medications as directed in the national newspaper’s digital magazine on diabetes. Le Monde —Perturbateurs endocriniens : la fabrique d’un mensonge (Endocrine disrupters: the manufacture of a...
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European Commission Proposal on Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Fails to Protect Public

Endocrine experts say new regulations unable to properly identify harmful chemicals The Endocrine Society expressed disappointment today in the European Commission’s revised proposal on defining and identifying endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), citing unnecessarily narrow criteria for identifying EDCs that will make it nearly impossible for scientists to meet the unrealistically high burden of proof and protect...