It’s a Wrap: This Week in Hormones…

There’s been a lot of talk about hormones in the media lately and the bioidentical hormone experts compiled a list of some recent articles that you might find interesting.

September 2011 - While hair loss is oftentimes thought of as a problem that only men have to deal with, many women also suffer from conditions that can cause hair loss and thinning of the hair. Hair loss can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, diet, stress, lifestyle and even hair care products. Still one of the most common causes of hair loss in women and men alike is hormonal imbalance.

Read more: Surprising reasons for hair loss

September 2011 - A new study suggests that skin patches may be a safer alternative to orally administered hormone replacement therapy (HRT) drugs. The study, funded by Navartis Pharmaceuticals and conducted by Analysis Group, Inc., found that women who used the patch were one-third less likely to develop blood clots in the legs or lungs than women who opted for pills.

Read more: More evidence hormone patch is safer than pills

September 2011 - -Does your body weight have any effect on the frequency of your hot flashes? It does if you’re over 60, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. The researchers evaluated the body fat percentage, waist circumference and body mass index (BMI) of 52 women while tracking their hot flashes via a special skin monitor and electronic diary.

Read more: Being Heavier May Mean Fewer Hot Flashes for Women Over 60

September – 2011 – Could estrogen regulators play a part in the development of metabolic syndrome? They can, according to a recent study by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Researchers evaluated the effects of removing estrogen regulator alpha in female mice and discovered that the loss of this protein alone was enough to increase the accumulation of fat and development of atherosclerosis.

Read the full article: UCLA estrogen study provides insight into the metabolic syndrome

For a complete list of recent articles related to health and hormones, check out: Hormone Therapy News

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