Cold Feet: Perinatal DDT Exposure Increases Risk of Insulin Resistance
10:00 am US Eastern Time
Slides & Resources
Speaker presentation slides:
Dr. La Merrill: Perinatal DDT Exposure Impairs Energy Expenditure and Metabolism in Adult Female Mice
Additional resources of interest:
Paper: Perinatal Exposure of Mice to the Pesticide DDT Impairs Energy Expendiure and Metabolism in Adult Female Offspring - Download the PDF
Previous calls hosted by the CHE EDCs Strategies Group: To see a full list of past calls in the series and listen to the MP3 recordings please visit the CHE Endocrine Distrupting Chemicals webpage.
The use of DDT in malaria control continues in some countries according to recommendation by the World Health Organization. On this call Dr. La Merrill presented evidence that perinatal DDT exposure increases risk of adult obesity and insulin resistance. She also discussed the potential role that reduced calorie burning in the form of colder body temperature may play in DDT induced-obesity and insulin resistance.
Michele La Merrill, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Toxicology, University of California at Davis. La Merrill completed her doctorate in toxicology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School of Medicine. She also holds an MPH in epidemiology from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York. She joined UC Davis in 2013 after completing a postdoctoral fellowship in environmental pediatrics at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. Her research interests include: Reproductive and developmental toxicology, persistent organic pollutants, pesticides, endocrine disruption, genetics/genomics, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, breast cancer.
This half-hour teleconference call is one in a monthly series sponsored by the Collaborative on Health and the Environment’s EDC Strategies Group.The CHE EDC Strategies Group is chaired by Carol Kwiatkowski (TEDX), Sharyle Patton (Commonweal), and Genon Jensen (HEAL). To see a full list of past calls in the series and listen to the MP3 recordings please visit the CHE Endocrine Distrupting Chemicals webpage.