Oestrogen Balance-Important Research

Why Do Women Store Fat Differently From Men?

It’s a paradox that has flummoxed women for generations — their apparent ability to store fat more efficiently than men, despite eating proportionally fewer calories. While it has long been suspected that female sex hormones are responsible, a new research review has for the first time drawn a link between one hormone — estrogen — and its impact on fat storage for childbearing.

This is your brain on estrogen

It’s no secret that women often gain weight as they get older. The sex hormone estrogen has an important, if underappreciated, role to play in those burgeoning waistlines. Now, researchers have traced those hormonal effects on metabolism to different parts of the brain. The findings may lead to the development of highly selective hormone replacement therapies that could be used to combat obesity or infertility in women without the risks for heart disease and breast cancer, the researchers say.

Estrogen in birth control pills has a negative impact on fish

New research shows that hormones found in birth control pills alter the genes in fish, which can cause changes in their behavior.

Estrogen Controls How The Brain Processes Sound

Scientists have discovered that the hormone estrogen plays a pivotal role in how the brain processes sounds.


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