Exposure to a complex mixture of endocrine-disrupting chemicals during pregnancy impacts brain development and language acquisition in children.
Soybean oil, the most consumed cooking oil in the US, has been linked to neurological and metabolic alterations in mice. Soybean oil-fed mice showed decreased levels of oxytocin in the hypothalamus.
Exposure to flame retardants and pesticides resulted in more than a million cases of intellectual disability in children between 2001 and 2016. However, adverse outcomes from exposure to mercury and lead fell significantly during the same period.
A new method reveals BPA levels may be more than 44 times higher in humans than previously believed.
Researchers debate the roles of the gut and brain hormones play in regulating appetite and metabolism.
Researchers report rats that ate fatty or junk foods during pregnancy tended to have heavier pups that preferred the taste of fat directly following weaning. They also noted mothers who ate energy rich food either during pregnancy or while breastfeeding had an increased risk of their children becoming obese later in life.
A new study reports high testosterone levels is linked to lower sensitivity when faced with negative emotions.
A new study reports diabetics who experience high rates of complications also have an increased risk of developing dementia.