News flash! Many preventable diseases are caused by endocrine-disrupting chemicals

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According to Natural News, evidence continues to link endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) to a wide range of illnesses, most notably obesity and diabetes, according to a scientific statement recently issued by the Endocrine Society.

The new statement is a followup to the society’s 2009 report, which highlighted the existing research on the health threats of EDCs.

“The evidence is more definitive than ever before – EDCs disrupt hormones in a manner that harms human health,” said Andrea C. Gore of the University of Texas at Austin, who chaired the task force that drafted the statement.

“Hundreds of studies are pointing to the same conclusion, whether they are long-term epidemiological studies in human, basic research in animals and cells, or research into groups of people with known occupational exposure to specific chemicals.”

EDCs are chemicals that mimic, block or otherwise interfere with the body’s hormones. This disruption of the body’s internal…

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