Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals

Discussion in 'Men's Health Forum' started by BBC3, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. BBC3

    BBC3 Member

    It appears the FDA is now starting to fess up to the dangers of Bisphenol A, A primary Xenoestrogen in plastics that mimics human hormones and disrupts HPTA. I DID NOT KNOW IT COULD BE FOUND IN PIZZA BOXES.!!!!!!!!!!

    There is also a frightening batch of information at Wiki on this subject.....
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  2. Re: Millard, Did you see the Yahoo info on BPA?

    Yep and all my clients are all ready taking precaution for it as well as my self..
    This is why understanding liver pathways and p450 system is a huge impact on ones health.
  3. zkt

    zkt Member

    Re: Millard, Did you see the Yahoo info on BPA?

    Thats just fuckin great.
    The greedy bastards arent happy just killing us with the food and drink. They gotta make the container toxic too.
    Should probably stop microwaving my afteernoon tea in the polycarbonate beverage drinking from thing.
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  4. Re: Millard, Did you see the Yahoo info on BPA?

    I have been telling people all along for the past 5 years, but people thought I was nuts..
    Why do you tihnk i drink out of a steel container?
  5. Millard Baker

    Millard Baker Member

    Re: Millard, Did you see the Yahoo info on BPA?

    I much prefer a regulatory approach that focuses on steroids that consumers UNintentionally consume rather than one that targets the intentional and purposeful use of steroids i.e. nonpharmaceutical steroid and prosteroidal supplement use.
  6. BBC3

    BBC3 Member

    Re: Millard, Did you see the Yahoo info on BPA?

    When you consider the influence that big business has on our government, YOU HAVE TO ACKNOWLEDGE that this is obviously a severe problem if the FDA has been allowed to target these plastics. Society has been complaining over the past few years about the age at which young females are developing prematurely and the problems it is causing, all the while to stupid to even want to open their eyes! Lets just trust whatever is put in front of us, huh???
  7. TrainHard

    TrainHard Member

    Re: Millard, Did you see the Yahoo info on BPA?

    Come on....Has the goverment ever lied to us, or hid anything from us....They woudn't do that, they are a trusted source that know's what best for everyone. We should all follow in a straight line and believe everything they put in front of us..........[:eek:)] Yeah right....gag me
  8. Jeton

    Jeton Member

    Re: Millard, Did you see the Yahoo info on BPA?

    every time we put Republicans in power, we can be assured xeno-estrogen exposure, at minimum. while both political parties have been disrespectful of our freedoms, n long been servants of corporations in various ways, Republicans have always shown particular hostility to any environmental or consumer protection legislation, in favor of the corporations who do the polluting. this is at least since the post WW2 era.
  9. TrainHard

    TrainHard Member

    Re: Millard, Did you see the Yahoo info on BPA?

    It doesn't matter if the person elected is a Democratic or Republican, it doesn't matter who is in power, all of them need to go, I don't really care who is elected in office, but they've got to do there job, and they have got to listen to the people they represent, they all get corrupted when they get that power. I think all of us can agree with this.
  10. Michael Scally MD

    Michael Scally MD Doctor of Medicine

    BPA May Increase testosterone Levels In Men

    Bisphenol A (BPA), "a chemical found in plastics, has been shown to increase testosterone levels in men," according to a study published Aug. 25 in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. After analyzing urine samples taken from 715 adults, researchers "found that men who had high levels of the chemical bisphenol A also had higher testosterone levels, compared to men with lower levels of the chemical in their bodies." "BPA excretion was not associated with other serum parameters in men and had no associations with serum outcomes in women," The study authors concluded, "These results are important, because they provide a first report in a large-scale human population of associations between elevated exposure to BPA and alterations in circulating hormone levels."

    Galloway T, Cipelli R, Guralnick J, et al. Daily Bisphenol A Excretion and Associations with Sex Hormone Concentrations: Results from the InCHIANTI Adult Population Study. Environ Health Perspect. Environmental Health Perspectives: Daily Bisphenol A Excretion and Associations with Sex Hormone Concentrations: Results from the InCHIANTI Adult Population Study

    Background: Bisphenol A is a high production volume chemical widely used in food and drinks packaging. Numerous studies demonstrate that BPA can alter endocrine function in animals, yet human studies remain limited.

    Objective: To estimate daily excretion of BPA in adults and to examine hypothesized associations with serum estrogen and testosterone concentrations.

    Design, setting and participants: Cross-sectional analysis of associations in the InCHIANTI study, an Italian population sample. Included were 715 adults aged 20 through 74 years. BPA concentrations were measured by liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC-MS) in 24 hour urine samples.

    Main outcome measures: serum concentrations of total testosterone and 17 beta-estradiol.

    Results: Geometric mean urinary BPA concentration was 3.59 ng/ml (95% CI 3.42 to 3.77), and mean excretion was 5.63 µg/day (5th population percentile 2.1 µg/day , 95th percentile 16.4 µg/day). Higher excretion was found in men, younger respondents and with increasing waist circumference (p=0.013) and weight (p=0.003).

    Daily BPA excretion was associated with total testosterone concentrations in men, in age and study site adjusted models (p= 0.044) and in models adjusted additionally for smoking, measures of obesity and urinary creatinine concentrations (?=0.046 CI 0.015 to 0.076, p=0.004). There were no associations with the other serum measures. There were no associations with the primary outcomes in women, but there was an association between BPA and SHBG concentrations in the 60 pre-menopausal women.

    Conclusion: Higher BPA exposure may be associated with endocrine changes in men. The mechanisms involved in the observed cross-sectional association with total testosterone concentrations need to be clarified.
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2010
  11. CubbieBlue

    CubbieBlue Member

    Re: BPA May Increase testosterone Levels In Men

    Doesn't this go against most common knowledge that the plastic stuff is estrogenic? Hah!
  12. Monkey72

    Monkey72 Junior Member

    Re: BPA May Increase testosterone Levels In Men

    I thought BPA expsoure was bad as well; there is a Wiki article ([ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bisphenol_A"]Bisphenol A - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia@@AMEPARAM@@/wiki/File:Bisphenol_A.svg" class="image"><img alt="" src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/ee/Bisphenol_A.svg/240px-Bisphenol_A.svg.png"@@AMEPARAM@@commons/thumb/e/ee/Bisphenol_A.svg/240px-Bisphenol_A.svg.png[/ame]) that cites sources showing BPA exposure is concomitant with obesity, decreased sexual function, endocrine disruption and other (not so good) conditions.

    I have actually discarded most of the known sources of BPA in my food storage and consumption vehicles as a result. Just goes to show that research can sometimes conflict...
  13. LarryMatt

    LarryMatt Junior Member

    Re: BPA May Increase testosterone Levels In Men

    Based upon my reading on this research, the increase in testosterone is very small. In all other research, BPA acts like an estrogen in the body. If the body is being attacked by artificial estrogen, the body may slightly increase testosterone production to attempt to balance the increased estrogen.

    The test only reviews total testosterone and does not breakdown the research to free testosterone or the SHBG levels in the blood. When the dust finally settles on the effects of BPA on men and their testosterone, I predict we will have lower levels of free testosterone which involves lower energy levels, less libido, and a more depressed state. I also predict that SHBG levels will be all over the place as some have issues with obesity but also loss of sperm count and quality. Accumulation of fat in the breasts and underneath the arms appears to be the body's reaction to this estrogenic chemical.
  14. Garbanzo Dude

    Garbanzo Dude Junior Member

    Re: BPA May Increase testosterone Levels In Men

    I agree with Larry Matt, it must be due to the fact that there is estrogen that hits the receptor and thus slight increase of test. Also aren't there other studies that show BPA is just some nasty stuff to put into your body overall??
  15. knarlomatic

    knarlomatic Junior Member

    Environmental Factors and Low T

    I've read that there are a lot of things in our environments that might contribute or even cause Low T, and other glandular problems. Are there any specific to low T or any common poisons, etc that we might find?

    Are there any tests for those?
  16. liftermo

    liftermo Banned

    Re: Environmental Factors and Low T

    Plastics contain BPA. Avoid plastics, distill water, eat simple nutrient dense, organic and natural state foods, if you cant get em clean fruit and veg well using the lemon juice and salt mix, avoid chemicals too many detergents perfumes etc etc the secret for good health is to live a simple life like they did in the 50s, no microwave (cancer causing) etc etc.

    Rest well every night and avoid stress.

    Thats the best you can do.
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2010
  17. Re: Environmental Factors and Low T

    Good point plus the increase in exposure to exhaust fumes, and other xenoestrogens are putting a strain on our bodies abiiity to detoxfiy them causing other health risks as well
  18. BBC3

    BBC3 Member

    Re: Environmental Factors and Low T

    Get good food grade stainless reusable water bottles. If it does not say "316" or lower, IT AINT... And too much iron, so just not as solid built. Not the iron is the concern, but the extent of effort in manufature is indicated by this.

    FYI, you are correct. Girls are now maturing into puberty at ages 7&8. This is an unmitigated EPIDEMIC...!
  19. Re: Environmental Factors and Low T

    This is true one of our patients commited his daugter at age of 7 is now getting public hair and he was like WTF !! I said welcome to our toxic world.
  20. imrj

    imrj Junior Member

    Re: Environmental Factors and Low T

    so basically live a perfect life in a totally phuked up world!!!