Endocrine Disruptors and Puberty

  • Evanthia Diamanti-Kandarakis
  • Andrea C. Gore

Part of the Contemporary Endocrinology book series (COE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Evanthia Diamanti-Kandarakis, Andrea C. Gore
    Pages 1-8
  3. EDCs, Endocrine Systems, and Puberty

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Rebecca McKinlay, Peter O’Shaughnessey, Richard M. Sharpe, Paul A. Fowler
      Pages 11-48
    3. Sarah M. Dickerson, Stephanie L. Cunningham, Andrea C. Gore
      Pages 49-117
    4. Kara Renee Thoemke, Thomas William Bastian, Grant Wesley Anderson
      Pages 139-173
  4. Developmental Exposure to Endocrine Disruptors and Adverse Reproductive Outcomes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Evanthia Diamanti-Kandarakis, Eleni Palioura, Eleni A. Kandaraki
      Pages 177-199
    3. Suzanne E. Fenton, Lydia M. Beck, Aditi R. Borde, Jennifer L. Rayner
      Pages 201-224
    4. Craige C. Wrenn, Ashwini Mallappa, Amy B. Wisniewski
      Pages 241-252
  5. Developmental Exposure to Endocrine Disruptors and Metabolic Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Amanda Janesick, Bruce Blumberg
      Pages 255-271
    3. Elizabeth E. Hatch, Jessica W. Nelson, Rebecca Troisi, Linda Titus
      Pages 283-321
  6. EDCs and Human Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-323
    2. Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, Anne-Simone Parent
      Pages 325-337
    3. Xiufeng Wu, Ningning Zhang, Mary M. Lee
      Pages 339-355
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 373-378

About this book


Endocrine disruption represents one of the most controversial environmental issues of our time. Mounting evidence stemming from more than 10 years of experimental, epidemiological and clinical studies has transformed the once generally discounted subject of endocrine disruptors into an issue of tremendous concern not only within the scientific community but among society as a whole.  Following initial evidence from basic research, endocrine disruption in humans has now emerged as a major medical challenge.  In this respect, puberty, a crucial developmental stage, has been definitively identified as a key window of vulnerability with regard to endocrine disruptors.  Written by leading authorities in the field, Endocrine Disruptors and Puberty offers an engaging and comprehensive overview of this fascinating and rapidly growing problem.  An indispensable resource for all clinicians and scientists interested in this challenging endocrinologic topic, Endocrine Disruptors and Puberty is a timely contribution that will help navigate a path toward understanding the problem and developing solutions. 


Adipocyte Birth weight Body weight Breast development Childhood Development Endocrine disruption Endocrine disruption and Male:Female Ratio Endocrine disruption and population risk Endocrine disruption and public health Endocrine disruptors Enviromental Mammary gland Metabolism Neuroendocrine HPG Ovarian function Pancreatic function Polychlorinated biphenyls Premature Prostate Puberty Puberty timing Reproductive tract abnormalities Testicular development Thyroid dysregulation Urogenital tract malformation

Editors and affiliations

  • Evanthia Diamanti-Kandarakis
    • 1
  • Andrea C. Gore
    • 2
  1. 1.Sotiria Hospital, Medical School University of AthensThird Department of MedicineAthensGreece
  2. 2.Pharmacology & Toxicology, College of PharmacyGustavus & Louise Pfeiffer ProfessorAustinUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-60761-560-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-60761-561-3
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