Archive for the 'Hormones' Category

Effect of Estrogen plus Progestin on Quality of Life

In the recently published analysis of the effects of estrogen plus progestin on health-related quality of life (QOL) in the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI), the authors concluded that this therapy did not have a clinically meaningful effect.1 However, caution is warranted in interpreting the findings of this analysis. The study design has several limitations that […]

Skepticism about Hormone Replacement Therapy

In 1993 in an article in Science a group of researchers recommended caution regarding the ever-changing practices of prescribing hormone replacement therapy (HRT). In Britain the so-called Disablement Association of Hillingdon has begun a campaign to increase skepticism about the magical effects of exogenous estrogen, especially in view of heightened susceptibility to thrombo-embolic disorders and […]

Hormones and Estrogen-Dependent Diseases

In an article in Brainwork J. Kinoshita speculated in the kind of way that inspires drug houses to finance the running of large-scale clinical trials, in this case of the effects of estrogen given in the post menopausal age on the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease. Elderly women are more prone than men to Alzheimer’s, but […]

Women and the Role of Estrogen

Estrogen seems to be as good for women as testosterone is bad for men. It makes women feel great and it doesn’t cost them anything. Adult females make it themselves out of cholesterol converted by their gonads and their adrenal cortex first into progesterone, then into testosterone and then into estrogen. The ovaries carry on […]