estrogenic hormone


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estrogenic hormone

[¦es·trə¦jen·ik ′hȯr‚mōn]
(biochemistry)
A hormone, found principally in ovaries and also in the placenta, which stimulates the accessory sex structures and the secondary sex characteristics in the female.
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119) recently summarized serum concentrations of endogenous estrogenic hormones in men, women, and children as well as concentrations of estrogenic isoflavones in various groups.
Soy is in everything nowadays and it is one foodstuff that contains the highest levels of estrogenic hormones.
The list of all the products that contain estrogenic hormones is overwhelming.
Biologists have also discovered that the use of estrogenic hormones as growth stimulants in livestock have triggered early puberty in young children who ate the adulterated meat.
Estrogenic hormones reside primarily in fat, so levels are higher in high-fat than in low-fat dairy products.
Plewa points out that this toxic transformation of ICM differs from the impact of other pharmaceutical contaminants in water, such as estrogenic hormones, which directly cause adverse responses.
What we do know is there have been some instances where scientists have noticed that estrogenic hormones in water have affected some fish and other aquatic animals," he says.