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ESE Daily News Alert - 27 October 2020

Oestrogen may reduce fish populations

Oestrogen found in streams near sewage treatment plants reduces the number of male offspring in fish and could significantly reduce fish populations, according to a study published in Aquatic Toxicology.

Science Daily

High-fat diets may reduce fertility in men

According to a mouse study published in the American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism, a high-fat diet during childhood may reduce sperm quality in adulthood and impair fertility.

Medical Xpress 

Low levels of thyroid hormones during pregnancy linked to ADHD

According to a study published in the American Journal of Perinatology, low levels of thyroid hormones during pregnancy may increase the likelihood of children developing ADHD by up to 28%.

News Max

New diabetes drug may reduce risk of kidney disease

According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, a new drug may be effective at reducing cardiac and kidney disease risks in patients with diabetes.


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