Hormones

Blocking Hormone Uptake Burns More Fat

A newly discovered regulatory mechanism helps the body control the rate of fat metabolism, according to a new study. The finding may lead to new drugs to help burn stored fat and reduce weight.
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Prevalence Of Knee Oa Lower With Menopausal Hormone Therapy

THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 -- For postmenopausal women, the prevalence of knee osteoarthritis is lower with menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) use, according to a study published online Dec. 21 in Menopause. Jae Hyun Jung, M.D., Ph.D., from the Korea...
Related topics: Menopause, Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Medical Research

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Researchers Claim New $1 Birth Control Lasts For A Month

A research team from Georgia Tech tested the contraceptive patch on rats, and it delivered hormone-based birth control evenly with one application.        
Related topics: Medical Research, Birth Control - Contraception

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Engineered Light To Improve Health, Food

intentionally controlled light can help regulate human health and productivity by eliciting various hormonal responses. Tailored LED wavelengths and intensities also can efficiently stimulate plant growth, alter their shapes and increase their...

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How Exercise May Help Keep Our Memory Sharp

Irisin, a hormone that is released during exercise, may improve brain health and lessen the damage that occurs during Alzheimer’s disease.
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease

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When The Body’s In Overdrive, This Liver Hormone Puts The Brakes On Metabolism

Researchers at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute have identified a hormone produced by the liver that tells the body to downshift its metabolism when it’s expending a lot of energy. The research, scheduled to be published Jan. 14...
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Menopausal Hormone Tx Use Down Post-whi Recommendations

MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 -- The Women's Health Initiative (WHI) recommendations for menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) use issued in 2002 have been widely adopted, according to a study published online Dec. 21 in Menopause. Sybil L. Crawford, Ph.D.,...
Related topics: Menopause, Medical Research

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Transdermal Hrt Not Linked To Increased Risk For Vte

THURSDAY, Jan. 10, 2019 -- Oral hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is associated with an increased risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE), while transdermal preparations are not linked to increased risk, according to a study published online Jan. 9...
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Exercise Produces Irisin — Irisin Might Prevent Alzheimer’s, Researchers Say

Irisin, a hormone in the human body that is generated by muscle tissue and is carried throughout the body in the bloodstream, can play a part in Alzheimer's onset and effects.In tests on mice, it has become clear that irisin plays a key part in...
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Medical Research

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Hrt Tablets Associated With Increased Risk Of Blood Clots

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) tablets are associated with a higher risk of rare but serious blood clots (known as venous thromboembolism or VTE), finds a large study.
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Medical News Today: What To Know About Luteinizing Hormone Tests

A luteinizing hormone (LH) test is a blood or urine test that measures the levels of LH in a person's blood. This hormone plays a key role in the reproductive system of both males and females. Learn about normal, high, and low LH levels here.
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Hormone Therapy May Be Best Defense Against Knee Osteoarthritis

There is an ongoing debate regarding the relationship between knee osteoarthritis and hormone therapy (HT), with small-scale studies providing mixed results. A new large-scale study from Korea shows that women receiving HT had a significantly lower...
Related topics: Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Debate, Medical Research

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How Widespread Is Use Of Transgender Hormones Bought Online?

Hormones for gender transition can be bought easily and cheaply online and used without medical supervision. But reliable estimates of the number of people doing this are sorely lacking. Medscape Medical News

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Our Bodies May Cure Themselves Of Diabetes In The Future

Diabetes is caused by damaged or non-existing insulin cells inability to produce insulin, a hormone that is necessary in regulating blood sugar levels. Many diabetes patients take insulin supplements to regulate these levels.
Related topics: Diabetes, Insulin, Blood Sugar (glucose)

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Your Brain Rewards You Twice Per Meal: When You Eat And When Food Reaches Your Stomach

We know a good meal can stimulate the release of the feel-good hormone dopamine, and now a study in humans suggests that dopamine release in the brain occurs at two different times: at the time the food is first ingested and another once the food...
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Food Brings Double Dose Of Pleasure To Your Brain

THURSDAY, Dec. 27, 2018 -- There may be a powerful reason why you can't resist that plate of brownies. It turns out that eating causes the release of dopamine in your brain not once, but twice, German scientists report. First, the feel-good...

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'hunger Hormone' Ghrelin Aids Overindulgence

Ghrelin, the hormone that makes you hungry, also makes food, and food smells, irresistibly appealing. Karen Hopkin reports.  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Medical News Today: What To Know About Acanthosis Nigricans

Acanthosis nigricans is a common skin condition often caused by diabetes or hormonal conditions. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments of acanthosis nigricans here.
Related topics: Diabetes

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Melatonin 'should Be A Last Resort' In Tackling Sleep Issues

Individuals with disturbed sleep patterns should look at light exposure and sleep behaviors before reaching for melatonin, say experts who suggest a series of recommendations for taking the hormone. Medscape Medical News

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Bone Building Needs Bit Of Breakdown First

The hormone irisin encourages bone remodeling, in part by first triggering another substance that encourages some bone breakdown. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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