My own research aims to characterize the amounts, variety, and ultimate fate of estrogens
discharged with sewage into Massachusetts Bay.
WE TEND TO think of hormones such as estrogen
and testosterone as exclusively ' female' and ' male' respectively and to a large extent this is true.
What's more, another analysis of the WHI data reveals that women taking estrogen
were more likely to develop blood clots than were women getting dummy pills.
Michael Fry, wildlife toxicologist University of California notes in the article: "In species not susceptible to eggshell thinning, like gulls, DDT acts like estrogen
and causes abnormal development of the male embryos with some males developing female sexual organs.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) jumped into the fray, requiring that a so-called "black box," the agency's strongest warning label, be added to all estrogen
products warning women of the potential risks.
is unquestionably effective in preventing bone loss; as first shown unequivocally in the Women's Health Initiative, estrogen
therapy reduces hip fractures, and that is encouraging.
Until recently, people thought the estrogens
in birth control pills were rendered inactive by the body because the kidneys tack on.
A woman taking estrogen
for a limited period of time to relieve her symptoms probably will not increase her risk much at all.
In our youth, an excess of estrogens
can cause side effects like breast tenderness, swollen breasts, water retention, impatience, nausea, and cramps.
Researchers thought that Asian women may experience milder symptoms during menopause than Western women because the soy foods in their diets provide plant estrogens
to supplement their dwindling supply of natural estrogen
," says Margo Woods of Tufts University in Boston.
AGONISTS, AND ESTROGEN
ANTAGONISTS IN TILAPIA: EFFECTS ON SEX DIFFERENTIATION AND GONADAL MATURATION.
Elestrin is a fast-drying gel formulation of bio-identical estradiol, the same estrogen
produced naturally in women.
These experiments unveil the link between environmental estrogens
and insulin resistance.
are known to be a leading cause of many reproductive cancers.
One of the drawbacks of that difference is that the "foreign" estrogens
apparently have an exaggerated potency in the liver.