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oestrogen

(US), estrogen
any of several steroid hormones, that are secreted chiefly by the ovaries and placenta, that induce oestrus, stimulate changes in the female reproductive organs during the oestrous cycle, and promote development of female secondary sexual characteristics
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In 2001, to test just how potent estrogens could be, researchers at Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the United States Environmental Protection Agency began an experiment.
High levels of estrogen in men can result in the development of breasts, flabby muscles and aflagging libido
Data from a massive study called the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) show that estrogen therapy taken for 7 years doesn't increase a woman's risk of breast cancer.
John Lee, author of What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause and Theo Colburn, author of Our Stolen Future, these chemical estrogens are indeed wreaking havoc on humans as well as all other animals on this planet.
So, there is strong reason to believe that you will not have the same risks that you would have with oral or patch estrogens," she says.
The use of estrogen as a bone-building therapy has faded as physicians turn to other drugs for the prevention of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.
These estrogens also could have an additive effect with chemicals such as PCBs, which are found in animal tissue.
An estimated 6 million women nationwide take a combination of estrogen and progestin to ease menopausal symptoms, which include night sweats, hot flashes, mood swings and vaginal dryness.
Estrogens help us feel young, while estrogen deficiency is associated with signs of aging.
Menopausal supplements made from herbs like black cohosh, red clover, and dong quai may contain soy-like levels of plant estrogens.
The significance of estrogens in controlling physiological and developmental events has been postulated but not demonstrated in many fish species including tilapia.
625 mg of oral conjugated equine estrogens alone per day, relative to placebo.