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Early puberty in girls

The Wall Street Journal discusses early onset of puberty in U.S. girls; obesity and exposure to EDCs considered key factors, according to experts

Food packaging chemicals in ToxCast

Scientists use ToxCast data to prioritize food-relevant chemicals for safety testing; identify obesity- and diabetes-related chemicals, and chemicals affecting growth and development; multiple food contact chemicals found to be active in ToxCast assays

Diabetes: 422 million cases worldwide

Diabetes prevalence has increased worldwide between 1980 and 2014, according to new WHO study; article discusses range of chemicals potentially linked to diabetes and obesity

Diabetes and chemicals

Role of chemicals in diabetes etiology not discussed in WHO Diabetes Day statements, despite existing scientific evidence; patient shares his story

Opinions: Toxic chemicals in everyday products

Article in New York Times outlines the issue of exposure to toxic chemicals from common products and the consequences for human health

2nd Scientific Statement on EDCs released

Endocrine Society summarizes EDC research of the past six years and links EDC exposure to various health problems

Endocrine Society: 2nd Scientific Statement on EDCs

Endocrine Society releases executive summary of second Scientific Statement on EDCs; mounting evidence on associations between exposure to EDCs and various health problems such as diabetes and obesity

Prevalence and trends of diabetes in the U.S.

New study finds that about 50% of U.S. Americans had diabetes or pre-diabetes in 2011-2012; diabetes prevalence stabilizing since 2008

Chemicals, diabetes and obesity

NGO publishes list of studies linking environmental chemicals to diabetes and obesity

Chronic diseases require attention

Global alliance of national research institutes addresses chronic disease prevention; global leaders need to assume responsibility

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