Endocrine diseases in infants and adolescents and the exposure to endocrine disruptors
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Endocrine Disruptors
Diseases of the Endocrine System
Environmental Pollutants

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Briceño Rodríguez, L. L. ., Céspedes Salazar, C. ., & Forero Ronderos, C. . (2024). Endocrine diseases in infants and adolescents and the exposure to endocrine disruptors . Revista Colombiana De Endocrinología, Diabetes &Amp; Metabolismo, 11(2). https://doi.org/10.53853/encr.11.2.872


Background: The influence of contact with endocrine disruptors, both in the prenatal and postnatal periods, has generated concern due to its possible relationship with the development of endocrinological diseases in the pediatric population.

Purpose: Compile scientific evidence regarding the presentation of endocrinological diseases in children and adolescents as a consequence of exposure to endocrine disruptors.

Methodology: In this narrative review, we examine the literature published on this topic using electronic databases and handsearching of specialized journals. A total of 33 articles were selected.

Results: A relationship was found between contact with these substances and the development of non-communicable diseases, such as obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, growth and development disorders, and alterations in thyroid function. It has also been shown that exposure to these compounds can have long-term impacts on endocrine and reproductive development.

Conclusions: Additional research needs to be conducted to address gaps in current knowledge and establish a robust scientific basis to support public health decision-making.

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