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ESE News Alert - 06 July 2020

People may be exposed to endocrine-disrupting chemicals through medical care

According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, harmful endocrine-disrupting chemicals can be found in some medical supplies and medications.

Science Daily

Cortisol may speed up aging

Stress hormone, cortisol, and a protein called GILZ may contribute to the aging process by causing inflammatory responses in the body, according to research published in the journal Aging Cell.

Medical Xpress

Osteocalcin may help treat age-related muscle and memory decline

New research suggests that the bone hormone, osteocalcin, plays an important role in body processes such as metabolism, memory and muscle health, and may help treat age-related muscle loss and cognitive decline.


AMH levels in women’s hair samples may determine ovarian reserve

According to research presented at the online Annual Meeting of ESHRE, the fertility hormone, Anti-Mullerian hormone, can be found in human hair cells which may help indicate how many eggs a woman has left.

News Medical

Vitamin D supplements do not protect against COVID-19

A review of previous studies that claim vitamin D deficiency increases COVID-19 risk by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), has found no evidence that vitamin D supplementation will reduce risks.

Medical News Today

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