Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes. 2018 Feb;25(1):49-54. doi: 10.1097/MED.0000000000000377.

Endocrine disrupters and pubertal timing.

Author information

1
Department of Pediatrics.
2
Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco, California.
3
Pediatric Endocrine Division, Department of Pediatrics, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW:

The current review summarizes recent epidemiologic data demonstrating the effects of endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) on the timing of puberty and highlights the complexity of understanding the interplay of environmental and genetic factors on pubertal timing.

RECENT FINDINGS:

In girls, there have been mixed results, with some exposures being associated with earlier timing of puberty, and some with later puberty. In boys, prepubertal exposures to nondioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls accelerate puberty, whereas levels of insecticides, dioxin-like compounds, organochlorine pesticides, and lead delay puberty.

SUMMARY:

The effects of EDCs on pubertal timing are sexually dimorphic, compound specific, and varies according to the window of exposure. These studies confirm that low-level exposures to a mix of environmental compounds may mask the effects of individual compounds and complicate our ability to translate data from animal studies to human health and to fully understand the clinical implications of environmental epidemiology studies.

PMID:
29135489
PMCID:
PMC6009831
DOI:
10.1097/MED.0000000000000377
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Wolters Kluwer Icon for PubMed Central
Loading ...
Support Center