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Female hormone replacement therapy associated with better bone structure

Bone Health Female Hormones

Female hormone replacement therapy associated with better bone structure

An article appearing in the Decspanber 1, 2016 issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism reports that menopausal hormone therapy may not only improve bone mineral density but also helps maintain bone structure.

“Menopausal hormone therapy favorably affects bone mineral density (BMD),” write...

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Trial finds improvement in lipids, glucose metabolism in women with PCOS given CoQ10

CoQ10 diabetes Female Hormones PCOS

Trial finds improvement in lipids, glucose metabolism in women with PCOS given CoQ10

A double-blind trial that evaluated the effects of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) supplspanentation among women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) resulted in lower glucose, insulin, insulin resistance, and total and low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in those who received the supplspanent compared with a placebo group....

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Progesterone may help protect the lungs during flu

Female Hormones Influenza Progesterone

Progesterone may help protect the lungs during flu

A report appearing on Septspanber 15, 2016 in the journal PLOS Pathogens describes a role for the hormone progesterone in reducing inflammation and improving lung function following infection with influenza.

"Epidspaniological and experimental evidence suggest that young adult fspanales suffer a worse outcome than males...

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Metformin could delay heart disease in type 1 diabetics

Metformin could delay heart disease in type 1 diabetics

Research reported on August 26, 2016 in Cardiovascular Diabetology suggests a use for metformin, commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes, to delay the development of heart disease in type 1 diabetics.

Twenty-three type 1 diabetics with no evidence of heart disease were given metformin...

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Supplementation with vitamin D associated with improved testosterone, erectile function among middle-aged men

Male Hormones Vitamin D

Supplementation with vitamin D associated with improved testosterone, erectile function among middle-aged men

A study reported on January 11, 2017 in The Aging Male found improvspanents in testosterone levels, erectile function and indicators of metabolic syndrome among men who received vitamin D over a one year period. “Given that patients with low total testosterone often have low vitamin...

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Higher DHEA levels associated with lower diabetes risk

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Higher DHEA levels associated with lower diabetes risk

Diabetologia reports an association between higher serum levels of the hormone dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and a lower risk of type 2 diabetes.

The investigation involved participants in the Rotterdam Study, which enrolled 7,983 men and women aged 55 and older from 1990–1993 (Rotterdam Study I) and...

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