Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Endocrine Disruptors

Hassan M. Heshmati

Endocrinology Metabolism Consulting, LLC

A clinical researcher in Endocrinology and Metabolism with 44 years of experience in Academia and Pharmaceutical Companies and 267 presentations and publications.


Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Receptors Hormones Policy Fetal Life Autoimmunity Type 1 Diabetes Obesogens Obesity Diabetogens Diabetes Prevention

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Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) represent a heterogeneous group of exogenous chemicals that interfere with the action of hormones. Their number has markedly increased over the past 60 years. Humans are constantly exposed to thousands of EDCs through air, water, and food. Because of differences in regulations, exposure to EDCs varies between the USA and Europe. EDCs may be significant components of the environmental origin of several medical conditions. They represent a global threat for human health and cause a high cost for the society. Exposure to EDCs (in utero or lifetime) can contribute to a variety of dysfunctions and diseases including altered adaptations to stress, obesity, and diabetes. The developing fetus and neonate are more sensitive than adults to perturbation by EDCs. The prenatal damage can have adverse consequences later in life (developmental origins of adult disease). Information on long-term effects of chronic, low-dose exposure to EDCs is limited. Promoting public knowledge and initiating preventive measures will help to minimize the health consequences of EDCs for future generations.

This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current knowledge about EDCs including their health consequences in humans.

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Date completed: August 28th 2020

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Deadline for full chapters: November 24th 2020

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Review results due: February 12th 2021

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Expected publication date: April 13th 2021

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About the editor

Hassan M. Heshmati

Endocrinology Metabolism Consulting, LLC

Hassan M. Heshmati, Medical Doctor, Endocrinologist, has 44 years of experience in clinical research in Academia (university-affiliated hospitals in Paris, France and Mayo foundation in Rochester, MN, USA) and in Pharmaceutical Companies (Sanofi, Essentialis, and Gelesis, USA). His research activity has been related to pituitary tumor, hyperthyroidism, thyroid cancer, osteoporosis, obesity, and diabetes. He has extensive knowledge in the development of anti-obesity products. He is the author of 267 presentations and publications related to Endocrinology and Metabolism. He is currently Consultant at Endocrinology Metabolism Consulting, LLC, Anthem, AZ, USA.

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