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 […]