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2011-10-06 09:56:31

National Institutes of Health study followed daughters of women given diethylstilbestrol during pregnancy and found increased fertility problems and cancer risks A large study of the daughters of women who had been given DES, the first synthetic form of estrogen, during pregnancy has found that exposure to the drug while in the womb (in utero) is associated with many reproductive problems and an increased risk of certain cancers and pre-cancerous conditions. The results of this analysis,...

2011-10-04 12:12:18

It's no secret that women often gain weight as they get older. The sex hormone estrogen has an important, if underappreciated, role to play in those burgeoning waistlines. Now, researchers reporting in the October Cell Metabolism, a Cell Press publication, have traced those hormonal effects on metabolism to different parts of the brain. The findings may lead to the development of highly selective hormone replacement therapies that could be used to combat obesity or infertility in women...

Men Experience Hormone Changes After Marriage And Children
2011-09-13 04:44:22

  A new study by researchers at Northwestern University shows that fathers may be biologically wired to be more nurturing after marriage and children. The study is titled “Longitudinal Evidence That Fatherhood Decreases Testosterone in Human Males” was published in the September 12, 2011 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The study looked at 624 males aged 21.5 to 26 years old for 4.5 years in the Philippines. The researchers found that...

Birth Control Pills Affect Memory
2011-09-11 04:21:04

  Women using hormonal contraceptives recall emotional events differently Women who use contraceptives like birth control pills experience memory changes, according to new UC Irvine research. Their ability to remember the gist of an emotional event improves, while women not using the contraceptives better retain details. “What´s most exciting about this study is that it shows the use of hormonal contraception alters memory,” UCI graduate researcher Shawn Nielsen...

2011-09-08 20:41:02

Growing deposits of bone in the skull means your hormones are out of whack, warns TAU researcher Girls are growing up faster than ever – and not only when it comes to their taste in fashion and music. Their bodies are reaching puberty at an increasingly earlier age, and this trend to rapid maturity continues through women's adult lives. That's bad news, according to Tel Aviv University researchers. Women today are more likely to develop Hyperostosis Frontalis Interna (HFI), a...

2011-08-31 12:46:35

Elevated sex hormone levels associated with chronic disease risk A recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM) found that postmenopausal women who smoke have higher androgen and estrogen levels than non-smoking women, with sex hormone levels being highest in heavy smokers. Previous studies have shown that high levels of estrogens and androgens are potential risk factors for breast and endometrial cancer as...


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