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15th International & 14th European Congress of Endocrinology


Pollution Related Acromegaly

ea0029s33.1 | Pollution Related Acromegaly | ICEECE2012

Pollution mediated acromegaly

Cannavo S.

Acromegaly is a disease due, almost in all cases, to a pituitary adenoma (PA) characterized by GH hypersecretion. Its prevalence seems widely variable among different geographic areas, ranging 36–151 cases ×106 of inhabitants (c.p.m.). Apart from the possible underestimation due to misdiagnosis, reliable epidemiological studies showed that the prevalence of acromegaly could be 4–5 times higher in some geographic areas than in other ones, independently by presuma...

ea0029s33.2 | Pollution Related Acromegaly | ICEECE2012

Exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals may interfere with reproductive development in humans and affect timing of puberty

Main K.

Man-made chemicals in our environment may be harmful, in particular for the developing child with potential irreversible effects into adulthood. Considering the rapid increase in use and distribution of such chemicals over the past decades, it is tempting to speculate whether these changes contribute to the increase in some health problems.The prevalence of hypospadias and cryptorchidism in boys has increased in some countries, parallel to adult testicul...

ea0029s33.3 | Pollution Related Acromegaly | ICEECE2012

Effect of iodine intake on thyroid diseases in China

Teng W.

It has been 14 years since universal salt iodization was conducted legislatively throughout China in 1996, and the residents experienced the period of excessive iodine intake (MUI>300 μg/l) for 6 years and more than adequate iodine intake (MUI 240 μg/l) for 8 years, and now the status of iodine is normally adequate (MUI 180 μg/l).During this period, we completed several epidemiological studies on the relationship between iodine intake ...