hrp0082p1-d3-94 | Sex Development | ESPE2014

Prenatal Exposure to Phthalates and Phenols in Relation to Anogenital Distance at Birth in Male Infants

Fisher Benjamin G , Thankamony Ajay , Ong Ken K , Dunger David B , Hughes Ieuan A , Acerini Carlo L

Introduction: Increasing incidence of male reproductive disorders may be due to fetal exposure to putative endocrine disruptor chemicals (EDCs), such as phthalates and phenols. Anogenital Distance (AGD) is a biomarker of fetal androgen action in animals, and has recently been linked to testicular dysgenesis syndrome in humans.Objective: To examine the relationship between prenatal phthalate and phenol exposure and birth AGD in male infants.<p class="...

hrp0084p2-256 | Diabetes | ESPE2015

Exposure to Phthalates and Phenols in Relation to Gestational Blood Glucose Homeostasis

Fisher Benjamin G. , Frederiksen Hanne , Andersson Anna-Maria , Juul Anders , Thankamony Ajay , Ong Ken K. , Dunger David B. , Hughes Ieuan A. , Acerini Carlo L.

Background: Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), such as phthalates and bisphenol A (BPA), have been associated with insulin resistance (IR) and type 2 diabetes (T2D) in non-pregnant adults. By contrast, recent pilot studies of pregnant women found negative associations between phthalates and blood glucose, and a lack of association with BPA. No studies have examined gestational IR or secretion in relation to EDC exposure.Objective: To confirm these re...