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Tag: Hormone

Skin cancer
Hormone that protects women from liver cancer

London: Researchers have discovered that a hormone — present at higher levels in women — can keep them away from liver cancer, suggesting the disease is more common in men. The study showed that a potential contributor to this gender disparity is adiponectin, a hormone secreted by fat cells that helps control the body’s metabolism. […]

dna
Hormone intake could change DNA

London: Even small dosage of hormone intake can alter gene expression in a way that also affects the next generation, warns a study. In an experiment with pigs, the researchers demonstrated that the administration of even extremely low doses of an endocrine disruptor chemical (EDC) — an exogenous substance that has the same or similar […]

Old-Women
Hormone therapy may boost working memory in women: Study

New York: Going through a specific type of hormone replacement therapy, usually used for menopausal treatment, may help to protect as well as improve working memory for some women as they age, says researchers. Hormone replacement therapy uses female hormones — oestrogen and progesterone — to treat common symptoms of menopause and ageing. The findings […]

3 American scientists win Nobel in Medicine for decoding body clock

Stockholm: Three American scientists have won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for unravelling secrets of how the body’s internal clock or circadian rhythm works — a discovery that will help doctors understand the mechanism behind sleep patterns, hormone release, blood pressure and body temperature. Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. […]

Hormone therapy may combat lung function decline in women

London: Hormone replacement therapy (HRT), used to treat common symptoms of menopause, can help slow the decline in lung function in middle-aged women, according to new research. Women who suffer from airway diseases, the decline in lung function may influence quality of life, as it could lead to an increase in shortness of breath, reduced […]

Binge eating
Hormone deficiency in brain may cause binge eating

New York: Absence of an hormone in the brain may trigger overeating behaviour in people who eat for pleasure rather than hunger, researchers report. In the lab experiments, researchers found that when the “glucagon like peptide-1” (GLP-1) hormone was reduced in the central nervous system of mice, they overate and consumed more high fat food. […]

memory
Stress hormone enhances memory retrieval

London: The stress hormone cortisol strengthens memories of scary experiences in life, researchers report. If a person remembering a terrifying event has a high stress hormone level, the memory of that specific event will be strongly reconsolidated after each retrieval. “The results may explain why certain undesirable memories don’t fade, for example in anxiety and […]

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