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THE SUPER POWER OF HORMONES

By Erika Schwartz, MD When my editor gave me the topic for this month’s column, I thought it funny. Doesn’t everyone know how hormones affect everything we do? Doesn’t everyone know we are our hormone balance? Unfortunately, the answer to these questions is still no. To someone like me who has been working with hormones …

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INJECTION OF TESTOSTERONE MAY BE SAFER AND MORE EFFECTIVE THAN TRANSDERMAL ADMINISTRATION FOR COMBATING LOSS OF MUSCLE AND BONE IN OLDER MEN

The value of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) older men is now being hotly debated. Our study offers comment on two points within that debate: 1) the musculoskeletal benefits of TRT and 2) the cardiovascular (CV) risks of TRT. First, the Endocrine Society’s 2010 guidelines for TRT state that the musculoskeletal effects of testosterone are unproven …

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THE MILLION WOMEN STUDY

The Million Women Study was conducted by The University of Oxford with the goal of recruiting women in the UK to answer the following questions: What effects do combined oestrogen and progestagen hormone replacement therapy (HRT) preparations have on breast cancer risk? Are breast cancers detected at screening in women who have used HRT or …

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