Tag Archives: Hormone

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) being linked to increase in breast cancer risk

Hormone replacement therapy is linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, scientists have warned. A major review of worldwide evidence found almost all forms of the treatment were linked to the raised risk. And it revealed for the first time the risk stays higher for more than 10 years after use. The study said… Read More »

DHEA: Watching the ‘Mother Hormone’ in Action

Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a steroid hormone made from cholesterol by the adrenal glands. It is called the “mother hormone”because it acts as a precursor to other hormones in the body such as estrogen, progesterone, cortisone, androgen and testosterone, to name a few. The fetus manufactures DHEA, which stimulates the placenta to form estrogen, thus keeping a pregnancy going. Production of DHEA stops… Read More »

Hormone can help women after miscarriage

A UK study found women with a history of miscarriage who have early bleeding in their next pregnancy could benefit from the hormone progesterone. Researchers from the University of Birmingham said an estimated 4700 babies’ lives per year in the UK could be saved. The research involved 4153 pregnant women who presented with early pregnancy… Read More »

Get To Know Ghrelin: The Hunger Hormone

Ghrelin, a hunger hormone, is produced in the stomach and plays many roles in hunger. Our body is an incredible machine, making hormones that are responsible for regulating sleep, increasing and decreasing hunger, making us feel full, producing more sex hormones, the list goes on and on! Ghrelin is one of several key players our body… Read More »

Black Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer Live Longer Thanks to New Hormone Therapies

Prostate cancer has historically been more common, more aggressive and more lethal in African-American men compared with other racial groups. But new findings presented at the 2019 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium reveal that Black men with advanced prostate cancer treated with newer hormone therapies lived 20 percent longer than their white counterparts, reports the American Society… Read More »