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Vitamin D deficiency raises risk of schizophrenia diagnosis

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22-Jul-2014

Studies find people with schizophrenia are more likely to have low levels of vitamin D

Washington, DC — Vitamin D-deficient individuals are twice as likely to be diagnosed with schizophrenia as people who have sufficient levels of the vitamin, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. 589 more words

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Hormone-disrupting activity of fracking chemicals worse than initially found

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23-Jun-2014

CHICAGO, IL—Many chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, can disrupt not only the human body’s reproductive hormones but also the glucocorticoid and thyroid hormone receptors, which are necessary to maintain good health, a new study finds. 697 more words

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Common BPA-like chemical, BPS, disrupts heart rhythms in females

Common BPA-like chemical, BPS, disrupts heart rhythms in females

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23-Jun-2014

CHICAGO, IL—Bisphenol S (BPS), a common substitute for bisphenol A (BPA) in consumer products, may have similar toxic effects on the heart as previously reported for BPA, a new study finds. 631 more words

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Exposure to BPA substitute causes hyperactivity and brain changes in fish

Exposure to BPA substitute causes hyperactivity and brain changes in fish

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23-Jun-2014

CHICAGO, IL — A chemical found in many “BPA free” consumer products, known as bisphenol S (BPS), is just as potent as bisphenol A (BPA) in altering brain development and causing hyperactive behavior, an animal study finds. 636 more words

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BPA stimulates growth of breast cancer cells, diminishes effect of treatment

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23-Jun-2014
DURHAM, N.C. – Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical commonly used in plastics, appears to increase the proliferation of breast cancer cells, according to Duke Medicine researchers presenting at an annual meeting of endocrine scientists. 486 more words

Cancer

BPA exposure during fetal development raises risk of precancerous prostate lesions

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22-Jun-2014

CHICAGO, IL — A new study has found for the first time that the endocrine-disrupting chemical bisphenol A (BPA) reprograms the developing prostate, making the gland more susceptible to precancerous lesions and other diseases later in a man’s life. 549 more words

Cancer

Vitamin D can lower weight, blood sugar via the brain

Vitamin D can lower weight, blood sugar via the brain

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22-Jun-2014

CHICAGO, IL—Vitamin D treatment acts in the brain to improve weight and blood glucose (sugar) control in obese rats, according to a new study presented Saturday at the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society: ICE/ENDO 2014 in Chicago. 583 more words

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