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Phthalates found in plastics linked to a 24 to 34.1 percent drop in testosterone levels among young boys

Reduced testosterone tied to endocrine-disrupting chemical exposure

Phthalates found in plastics could block hormone involved in sexual, cognitive function

Washington, DC—Men, women and children exposed to high levels of phthalates – endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in plastics and some personal care products – tended to have reduced levels of testosterone in their blood compared to those with lower chemical exposure, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). 579 more words

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Declining testosterone levels in men not part of normal aging, study finds

29 JUN 2012

A new study finds that a drop in testosterone levels over time is more likely to result from a man’s behavioral and health changes than by aging. 542 more words

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Fungicide used on farm crops linked to insulin resistance

29 JUN 2012

A fungicide used on farm crops can induce insulin resistance, a new tissue-culture study finds, providing another piece of evidence linking environmental pollutants to diabetes. 552 more words

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Overweight men can boost low testosterone levels by losing weight

29 JUN 2012

Weight loss can reduce the prevalence of low testosterone levels in overweight, middle-aged men with prediabetes by almost 50 percent, a new study finds. 434 more words

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Treating vitamin D deficiency may improve depression

29 JUN 2012

Women with moderate to severe depression had substantial improvement in their symptoms of depression after they received treatment for their vitamin D deficiency, a new study finds. 466 more words

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Phthalate, environmental chemical is linked to higher rates of childhood obesity

29 JUN 2012

Obese children show greater exposure than nonobese children to a phthalate, a chemical used to soften plastics in some children’s toys and many household products, according to a new study, which found that the obesity risk increases according to the level of the chemical found in the bloodstream. 385 more words

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