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BCERP: Growing Up Female

Principal Investigator:
Biro, Frank
Institution:
University of Cincinnati
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Number of Participants:
~300
Lifestage of Participants:
Youth (1-18 years)
Exposures:
Phytoestrogens, Psychosocial stress, Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), Perchlorates, Phthalates
Health Outcomes:
Metabolic syndrome, Obesity/Body weight, Premature/Delayed puberty, Breast cancers
Brief Description:
This is a children's cohort study examining the influence of environmental exposures, life-style factors, and genetics on the timing of puberty among young girls residing in the greater Cincinnati area. The study enrolled approximately 400 girls 6-7 years of age and is one of three study sites of the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program (BCERP) Puberty Study initiated in 2003.

Related NIEHS-Funded Projects

Projects listed supported initial development of the epidemiological resource, added study participants, collected additional information or samples from study participants, and/or used samples or datasets derived from the resource.

Continued studies of environment impact on puberty

Grant Number:
Principal Investigator:
Biro, Frank M
Institution:
Children's Hospital Medical Center Cincinnati
Most Recent Award Year:
2010
Additional Details

Impact of peripubertal exposure to xenohormones on fat distribution and cytokines

Grant Number:
Principal Investigator:
Biro, Frank M
Institution:
Children's Hospital Medical Center Cincinnati
Most Recent Award Year:
2010
Additional Details