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The association between phthalates and metabolic syndrome: the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2001–2010

Overview of attention for article published in Environmental Health, April 2016
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Title
The association between phthalates and metabolic syndrome: the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2001–2010
Published in
Environmental Health, April 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12940-016-0136-x
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Tamarra M. James-Todd, Tianyi Huang, Ellen W. Seely, Aditi R. Saxena

Abstract

Higher exposure to certain phthalates is associated with a diabetes and insulin resistance, with sex differences seen. Yet, little is known about the association between phthalates and metabolic syndrome (MetS), particularly with consideration for differences by sex and menopausal status. We analyzed data from 2719 participants in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2001-2010 aged 20-80 years. Five urinary phthalate metabolites (MEP, MnBP, MiBP, MBzP, and MCPP) and DEHP metabolites were analyzed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and were evaluated as population-specific quartiles. MetS was defined by National Cholesterol Education Program's Adult Treatment Panel III report criteria. Prevalence odds ratios (POR) and 95 % confidence intervals (CI) were calculated using multivariable logistic regression, adjusting for potential confounders and stratifying by sex and menopausal status. Participants with MetS (32 % of the study population) had higher concentrations for all urinary phthalate metabolites. After full adjustment, higher DEHP metabolite concentrations were associated with an increased odds of MetS in men, but not women (adj. POR for men Q4 versus Q1: 2.20; 95 % CI: 1.32, 3.68 and adj. POR for women Q4 versus Q1: 1.50; 95 % CI: 0.89, 2.52). When evaluating by menopausal status, pre-menopausal women with higher concentrations of MBzP had close to a 4-fold increased odds of MetS compared to pre-menopausal women with the lowest concentrations of MBzP (adj POR: Q4 versus Q1: 3.88; 95 % CI: 1.59, 9.49). Higher concentrations of certain phthalate metabolites were associated with an increased odds of MetS. Higher DEHP metabolite concentrations were associated with an increased odds of MetS for men. In women, the strongest association was between higher concentrations of MBzP and MetS, but only among pre-menopausal women.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 48 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 9 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 13%
Student > Bachelor 6 13%
Researcher 4 8%
Other 3 6%
Other 9 19%
Unknown 11 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 10 21%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 10%
Environmental Science 4 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 6%
Other 7 15%
Unknown 13 27%

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