Xenoestrogen exposure and mechanisms of endocrine disruption.

  title={Xenoestrogen exposure and mechanisms of endocrine disruption.},
  author={David W Singleton and Sohaib Ahmad Khan},
  journal={Frontiers in bioscience : a journal and virtual library},
Environmental xenoestrogens can be divided into natural compounds (e.g. from plants or fungi), and synthetically derived agents including certain drugs, pesticides and industrial by-products. Dietary exposure comes mainly from plant-derived phytoestrogens, which are thought to have a number of beneficial actions. However, high levels of exogenous estrogens including several well-known synthetic agents are associated with harmful effects. Chemicals like xenoestrogens, which can mimic endogenous… CONTINUE READING

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