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estrogens

The name for the female sex hormones produced by the ovaries.
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Estrogens are a family of hormones that are essential for growth and development, and, notably, for determining whether you are a female or a male.
Urinary excretion of estrogens, including endogenously produced estrogens, estrogens from dietary sources, and estrogens from prescription medications and veterinary pharmaceuticals, can result in surface water contamination and subsequent human exposure via contaminated drinking water.
Synthetic estrogens are now used to fatten chicken and cattle and to increase milk and egg production.
Among the topics discussed are the role of estrogens in cardiovascular disease, inhibitory effect of estrogens on the progression of liver diseases, the role of estrogen-therapy in postpartum psychiatric disorders, the relationship between estrogen and schizophrenia, estrogen treatment in children, estrogens and dentistry, the ligand binding domain of the human estrogen receptor alpha, and estrogen receptor subtype ligand selectivity.
The best answer we have is that estrogens are probably not beneficial for post-menopausal women,' says Curb.
Gasoline fumes, plastics, medicines, pesticides, perfumes all have petrochemical residue, all act as estrogens in the human body.
Because transdermal estrogens are metabolized by the liver in much lower concentrations than estrogens taken orally, estrogens from transdermal formulations are less likely to increase clotting factors, triglycerides and inflammatory markers such as CRP, all of which can play a role in heart disease and stroke.
We still don't know if unconjugated synthetic estrogens may behave differently in the long run, and with lower risks.
Colborn says she is worried about pharmaceutical estrogens mixing with chemicals already present in streams.
Then there are estrogens made from pregnant horse's urine (Premarin, Premphase, Prempro) that contain a dozen estrogen compounds.
These plant estrogens are thousands of times weaker than natural estrogen," says nutritionist Mindy Kurzer of the University of Minnesota.