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.
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.
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.