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Waistlines of US adults continue to increase

The prevalence of abdominal obesity and average waist circumference increased among U.S. adults from 1999 to 2012, according to a study in the September 17 issue of JAMA. 403 more words

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Study: 90 Percent Of American Kids Eat Too Much Salt

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS Atlanta) – A new study has found that nine out of 10 American children eat too much salt putting them at risk of high blood pressure and heart disease. 306 more words


Chemicals in personal care products may increase risk of diabetes in women up to 70 percent

12 JUL 2012

Brigham and Women’s Hospital study is the first to examine an association between phthalates and diabetes in a large population of American women… 391 more words


Phthalates found in plastics linked to a 24 to 34.1 percent drop in testosterone

– Researchers found an inverse relationship between phthalate exposure and testosterone levels at various life stages. In women ages 40-60, for example, increased phthalate concentrations were associated with a 10.8 to 24 percent decline in testosterone levels. 168 more words

Environmental Health Perspectives

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

Endocrine Society

Do Americans overeat, or under-exercise?

We typically think of obesity as a problem of overeating. However, our partners PHIT America.org have brought us a study done by the Stanford University’s School of Medicine which will be published in the American Journal of Medicine that blames a significant amount of Americans’ weight problems not on the diet they eat but more on their lack of physical activity.