Spain: Prenatal Exposure to Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Affects Child's Metabolic Health

Prenatal exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) is associated with adverse metabolic health in children, according to a study published online May 23 in JAMA Network Open.

Nuria Güil-Oumrait, from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health in Spain, and colleagues examined associations of prenatal exposure to EDC mixtures with the metabolic syndrome (MetS) risk score in children in a population-based, birth cohort study. Mother-child pairs with measured prenatal EDC exposures and complete data on childhood MetS risk factors, proteins, and metabolites were included; the study included 1,134 mothers and their children.

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