Tag: "hormone" at medical news
OHSU scientists test medication to treat involuntary weight loss
...ontrol, and the possible connection between infant hormone
exposure and lifelong weight issues. Another key role of the center is to provide a base of expertise for public (community) education, and serve as a source for continuing education in the treatment of weight-related disorders, such as obesity, diab...
Raw food vegetarians have low bone mass
...t it was not." Fontana also measured levels of the hormone
leptin, which seems to play an important role in the regulation of bone metabolism. In some transgenic mice, low leptin levels are related to high bone mass. But interestingly, the raw food dieters had both low levels of leptin and low bone mass. In ...
Corrected metabolism leads to health benefits and weight loss
...y weight loss program that balances metabolism and hormone
levels has stabilized a variety of medical conditions such as diabetes, arthritis and high blood pressure, says a leading Canadian General Practitioner. The Metabolism Correcting program begins when people who enroll are given a series of blood te...
NIH state-of-the-science panel calls for 'demedicalization' of menopause
...ptoms that are tied to the natural fluctuations in hormone
levels during menopause, and this distinction may have serious implications for women's treatment decisions." Hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness are clearly tied to the menopausal transition, and there is some positive evidence for a meno...
Epidemiologist Trichopoulos receives $5.8 million Department of Defense 'Innovator Award'
...hormones in umbilical cord blood whether certain hormone
levels in maternal blood and umbilical cord blood ... and post-birth growth whether genes involved in hormone
exposure and response may affect the association of perinatal characteristics with adult breast canc...
Earlier use of prostate cancer vaccines urged by Hopkins scientists
...ate the immune system right after we give the mice hormone
therapy to shrink their tumors, T-cells start a re...els that were given vaccinations immediately after hormone
therapy as opposed to those not receiving hormone
therapy. "It's not immunological magic," Drake no...
Simple blood test may help to predict cardiovascular risk in older women
...diet, physical activity, current use of aspirin or hormone
therapy and C-reactive protein, a biomarker for inflammation. White blood cell counts were measured at the beginning of the study and women were divided into four levels or quartiles, with the first quartile representing women with the lowest level o...
New study shows how very low-carb diets take off the pounds
..., and tested blood sugar, cholesterol, and several hormone
levels believed to be involved in appetite regulation. "You don't have to cut carbs as drastically as participants did," said Boden. "If you cut carbs modestly, you cut calories, and you'll lose weight." "The message is: Calories count," Boden said....
Growth hormone treatment improves symptoms of metabolic disorder in postmenopausal women
Researchers in Sweden have discovered that growth hormone
(GH) treatment may result in the reduction of mult...ese findings demonstrate the important role growth hormone
treatment may play in reducing serious metabolic conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease. ...
Decreased levels of 'good' cholesterol in children with Progeria may cause premature heart disease
...ndrome, or Progeria. Additionally, adiponectin, a hormone
that regulates the metabolism of fat and sugar, ma...esterol--or "good" cholesterol--and adiponectin, a hormone
that regulates the metabolism of fat and sugar. Both factors work to remove fat from plaques in art...
News tips from the 2005, 54th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology
...y due to changes in the amount and function of the hormone
leptin. Some mice were leptin deficient, while others had nonworking leptin receptors. Made by fat cells, leptin regulates appetite and energy balance. Normally, greater quantities of leptin are released from fat cells when an animal is "full," as...
News briefs from the journal CHEST, March 2005
...nd significantly elevated erythropoietin levels, a hormone
which fosters red blood cell production by bone marrow. Further analysis revealed that subjects with anemia and COPD did not have decreased appetite and weight loss when compared to nonanemics, an indication that the development of anemia was indepe...
Curious female rats survive tumors longer
...a new tunnel.The cautious females had lower stress hormone
responses than the curious ones. This finding in f...lts suggest that both elevated and dampened stress hormone
production may be associated with disease resilience or accelerated aging," says the Penn State rese...
Mood elevating hormone may trigger depression and heart problems
...eceptor that regulates release of a mood elevating hormone
in the brain may be responsible for causing depression, anxiety and cardiovascular disorders, according to a Yale study in Pharmacogenetics and Genomics. The genetic variant that causes this malfunction is nearly 15 times as prevalent in African-Amer...
LA BioMed medical/research briefs March 2005
...onalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). PCOS is a hormone
imbalance manifested by insulin resistance that interferes with normal ovulation and fertility. The team's results were published in the February issue of Fertility and Sterility and is the first paper to show the association between PCOS and NAFLD. ...
Hormone therapy increases risk of urinary incontinence
...study in the February 23 issue of JAMA. Menopausal hormone
therapy (MHT) consisting of oral estrogen plus pro...ntrolled, randomized clinical trials of menopausal hormone
therapy in 27,347 postmenopausal women aged 50 to 79 years enrolled between 1993 and 1998. Existenc...
Latest findings on genetic blood disorder 'Cooley's Anemia'
...oblems such as osteoporosis, heart failure, growth hormone
deficiency and pulmonary hypertension. The extensive, lifelong blood transfusions required by Cooley's anemia patients may also lead to iron overload that can cause early death from organ failure. The latest advances in the understanding and treat...
The history and controversy behind post-menopausal hormone therapy
...ad controversy regarding the risks and benefits of hormone
therapy (HT) for post-menopausal women with no end in sight. Roughly 45 million women in the US are post-menopausal and HT has been the predominant form of treatment for most of the twentieth century. But the history of these drugs (estrogen and es...
Female sex hormones play a vital role in defense against sexually transmitted diseases
...ld suggest vaccination protocols under combination hormone
therapy to get the best benefit from the vaccine. ...n the first study, female mice received either the hormone
estradiol or progesterone, a combination of both, or nothing at all prior to exposing them to the he...
Gene signature can predict breast cancer spread
...h-node negative breast cancer who had not received hormone
or chemotherapy after their initial treatment. The... further studies, the recommendation of additional hormone
or chemotherapy in patients with lymph-node negative breast cancer could be guided by this prognosti...
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