February 1998 Issue

How Your Hormones Are Affected By What You Eat - The Debate Rages

Rising rates of breast cancer in women...declining sperm counts in men...girls maturing at ever younger ages...boys born with deformed urinary tracts. Some say these seemingly unrelated trends are part of the mounting evidence that man-made chemicals can impair or amplify the effects of such hormones as estrogen, progesterone, androgen and thyroid hormones. The suspect substances have been labeled hormone disrupters, endocrine disrupters or pseudohormones because they mimic the body's natural hormones. It is

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