Doctors and patients should appreciate the many roles estrogens play in the body.
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Estrogens also have many positive effects on mental health, cognitive function, libido and protection of the brain, possibly even slowing the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
Understanding the DNA of tumours allows researchers to target treatment to each individual.
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Some women are very sensitive to small shifts in hormones, others aren’t.
In recent times, we have learnt more about the connections between the “reproductive” or gonadal hormones and the brain, and how they affect not only women but men as well.
Keeping hold of them.
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We tend to think that only ovaries produce oestrogen.
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The female sex hormone oestrogen can be produced and released from the brain as well as the ovaries, according to a study…