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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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Two studies showed that BPF exposure induced uterine growth in rats, indicating estrogenic activity (Stroheker et al.
We are awash in dietary estrogens, yet virtually every day brings some alarmist news about a synthetic chemical found in plastics, cleaning agents or cosmetics that is supposedly harming our health because of its estrogenic effect.
So, to see if the estrogenic compounds were actually coming from the water itself, Wagner emptied the bottles and replaced the water with a pure snail medium and a tiny species of snail that is especially sensitive to estrogenic compounds.
They found that the estrogenic effect of placental tissue extract is directly related with certain characteristics in parents, childbirth and newborn babies.
Several herbs have been demonstrated to possess estrogenic activity using these techniques.
Its environmental persistence and high estrogenic potency make EE2 one of the most important contributors to the overall estrogenic activity in effluents released from wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) (Hemming et al.
Two tablespoons a day will start to help your liver get rid of those estrogenic hormones.
A: Resveratrol, which comes from grapes, is one of dozens of natural substances with a weak estrogenic activity.
1 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health and Safety (NIEHS) to continue development and commercialization of plastics that do not leach chemicals with harmful estrogenic activity (EA).
Thirty-five percent of the breast cancer survivors indicated they were using herbal supplements with estrogenic properties-Users took a mean of 2.
Raloxifene is a selective estrogen receptor modulator, specifically developed to maintain beneficial estrogenic activity on bone and lipids and antiestrogenic activity on endometrial and breast tissue.
Estrogenic chemicals can leak from plastic in the microwave, so use glass instead.