Tag: "estrogen" at medical news
Testosterone May Affect Learning Skills; May Be Put In Tablet Form
...ng, cognitive function and balance. "Compared to estrogen
research, we're 15 years behind in investigating t... low testosterone, while many studies suggest that estrogen
replacement therapy reduces the risk of heart disease and osteoporosis in women after menopause. It ...
Discovery Hints At Multitude Of New Targets For Drugs
...dthey'll shut off." For example, he said, the same estrogen
receptorinfluences a variety of processes througho...opausal women. Currently, women receiving estrogen
replacement therapy also take progesteroneto reduce the likelihood of uterine cancer. The progestero...
Natural Estrogens May Help Protect Women From Brain Damage During Stroke
...n. "A growing body of evidence indicates that estrogen
has multiple vasculareffects, all of whichcould co...ow," she says. Ongoing studies suggest that estrogen
supplements would have similareffects, she says. The study's other authors were Nabil J. Alkaye...
Adding Progestins May Negate Heart Protection From Estrogen Replacement Therapy
DALLAS, April 7 -- Adding progestins to estrogen
replacement therapy mayweaken some of its benefici...gainst heart disease. Progestins are combinedwith estrogen
because replacement therapy using estrogen
alone is associatedwith increased risk of uterine cancer....
V. Craig Jordan Will Present Results Of Raloxifene Breast Cancer Study At
American Society For Clinical Oncology Meeting
...tors in the breast, thereby preventing the hormone estrogen
fromcontributing to the growth of cancer. Jordan and other breast cancer researchersbelieve that the estrogenic properties of drugs such as raloxifene may also betargeted to prevent osteoporosis and heart attacks in postmenopausal women. Jord...
New Drug Prevents Breast Cancer In Postmenopausal Women, UCSF Researchers Report
...tor modulators (SERMS), which block the actions of estrogen
in sometissues, such as the breasts, and mimic estrogen
in other tissues, such as thebones. "During the clinical trials of raloxifene, we saw twice as many...
UCSF Study Finds Popular Blood Thinner Does Not Weaken Bones
...e post-menopausal women produce substantially less estrogen
- whichprotects bones from weakening - most older women are at risk of bone loss andfractures, she said. In fact, one in ten white, post-menopausal women willfracture their hip at some point, she said. Therefore, it is important that all older women ...
Timing Of Breast Cancer Surgery Doesn't Appear To Influence Survival Anymore
...ed that fluctuatinghormone levels, especially high estrogen
levels in the first half of themenstrual cycle, may alter populations of cancer and immune cells, making cancercells more likely to spread if surgery occurs during this part of the cycle. "Our results dispute this notion," says Harlap. The ne...
Mini-Pill Increases Risk Of Chronic Diabetes In Women With History Of Diabetes During Pregnancy
...re the most commonly used ones andcontain a mix of estrogen
and progestin. Kjos and colleagues report their results in the August 12 issue of the Journalof the American Medical Association. In the study, USC researchers followed 904 Latina women who had developedgestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) during a re...
New Data Show Evista Reduces Spinal Fractures
..."These data are the first to show that a selective estrogen
receptor modulatorcan significantly reduce the ris...luates benefits and risks beyond bone A selective estrogen
receptor modulator (SERM), Evista has demonstrated theability to act like estrogen
in some tissues b...
Novel Therapy Significantly Reduces Spinal Fractures In Postmenopausal WomenWith Two Years Of Therapy
...ifene belongs to a class of drugs called selective estrogen
receptormodulators (SERMS), which block the actions of estrogen
in some tissues, such asthe breasts, and mimic estrogen
in other tissues, such as the bones.Raloxife...
Patients are sought for a clinical study to determine
... Center have begun a clinical trial todetermine if estrogen
also improves the effectiveness of drugs used to t...eading a team of researchers investigating whether estrogen
canextend this period of effectiveness and further smooth out the ups and downscaused by Levodopa. R...
'DES Daughters' Had Increased Rates of Cancer; An Animal Study Shows 'DES Granddaughters' May Too
... DES, or diethylstilbestrol, is the synthetic estrogen
once used inattempts to treat women at risk for miscarriage.. Now, scientists at the National Institute of Environmental HealthSciences report that they have observed an increase in cancers, includingcancer of the uterus, in female mice who...
UCSF Study Finds DHEA Benefits Cardiovascular Function
...d by our own bodies, isconverted into the hormones estrogen
and testosterone and decreases sharply withage -- does indeed have a link to conditions including aging, heart disease andcancer, said UCSF cardiology research fellow Christian Zellner, MD, whoconducted the study under the direction of UCSF Stanford ...
Signal Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Results In Preclinical Study Of Novel Drug Leads For Treatment Of Osteoporosis
... class of small moleculecompounds termed selective estrogen
receptor modulators (SERMs), also referredto as 'd...inimize some of the adverse effects associatedwith estrogen
replacement therapy, including an increased risk for certain cancers. Signal's President and CEO, Al...
Osteoporosis Drug Evista (Raloxifene) Cuts Newly Diagnosed, Invasive Breast Cancer Risk By More Than 60 Percent
...tors in the breast, thereby preventing the hormone estrogen
fromcontributing to the growth of cancer. Jordan a...al women. Raloxifene is the only selective estrogen
receptor modulator (SERM)available in the United States to protect postmenopausal women against the ...
Views Of Tamoxifen And Synthetic Estrogen In Action Provide Clues For Designing Better Drugs
...e out how to make drugs thatretain the benefits of estrogen
for brain, bone and heart and also have thebenefits of estrogen
blockers for the breast and uterus," said Geoffrey Greene , Ph.D.,professor in the Ben May Institu...
Vanderbilt Cancer Center Discovery May Help Overcome Resistance To Anti-Breast Cancer Drug
...cer cells are sensitive to estrogen, whichbinds to estrogen
receptors in these cells and stimulates them to proliferateand invade. In patients with metastatic breast cancer, tumors typically become resistant totamoxifen in about 12-18 months, Arteaga said. Earlier work has suggested that some tamoxifen-resist...
Soy May Decrease Cancer Risks, Wake Forest Researcher Says
...in postmenopausal monkeys showed that,as expected, estrogen
replacement therapy induced cell proliferation -- ...ovaries hadbeen removed. He tested combinations of estrogen
and soy proteins. The soyproteins did not cause an increase in cell proliferation either in the uter...
More Evidence Of Possible Adverse Effects From New Hormone Use In Women With Heart Disease
...t therapy (HRT), which consists of daily doses of estrogen
for women who have had hysterectomies or estrogen
plus the progestin hormone for women with an intact uterus. The August study, led by the Universi...
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