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Washington, DC—Breakthroughs and the latest research advances in endocrine-disrupting chemicals, nutrition, obesity, thyroid conditions and aging will be showcased in a series of press conferences at ENDO 2015, the Endocrine Society’s 97th Annual Meeting & Expo.

News Conference Schedule:

Thursday, March 5

Endocrine-disrupting Chemicals (8:30 a.m. PST): New findings on the economic costs of endocrine-disrupting chemical (EDC) exposure, the link between household chemical exposure in the womb and autistic features, the multi-generational impact of PCB exposure, and the connection between phthalates and male birth defects.

Obesity (10 a.m. PST): New insights into how male obesity affects a couple’s fertility, a nasal spray that may reduce calorie consumption, and the evolution of gut microbiota in men who have prediabetes.

Diet (11:30 a.m. PST): The latest findings on how eating nuts can reduce the risk of developing metabolic syndrome, the benefits of lowering fructose consumption, a comparison of diets that restrict fats and carbohydrates, and the health effects of genetically modified soybean oil.

Friday, March 6

Hormones and Aging (8:30 a.m. PST): New research into trends in menopausal hormone therapy, the long-term safety of menopausal hormone therapy, and the connection between low testosterone and mental health.

Saturday, March 7

Thyroid Health (10 a.m. PST): Promising work on thyroid cancer-sniffing dogs, the rate of thyroid cancer diagnosis in breast cancer survivors, and an experimental drug that burns fat cells by activating thyroid hormone receptors.

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