ALZHEIMER’S PREVENTION – TESTOSTERONE AND FISH OIL TO BE TESTED IN TRIAL

February 11, 2013 by  
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Testosterone and fish oil to combat Alzheimer’s in world-first Australian trial  16.1.13 A WORLD-first clinical trial in Western Australia will combine testosterone and fish oil to try to prevent or delay Alzheimer’s disease. About 400 WA men over the age of 60 are needed for the trial, which will investigate the effects of the combined […]

OESTROGEN – MANAGING THE MASTER HORMONE

October 18, 2012 by  
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Oestrogen is essential for healthy female reproductive function. This hormone plays a part in every stage of a female’s life – from early childhood development to puberty, throughout the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, childbirth and finally, through the menopausal years. Too many women suffer from symptoms related to having either too much or not enough oestrogen […]

BREAST CANCER – FINGER LENGTH MAY HELP ASSESS RISK

September 24, 2012 by  
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FINGER LENGTH A GUIDE TO BREAST CANCER RISK   Michael Woodhead wrote in ‘6 minutes’ that Victorian researchers have found that the length of a woman’s index finger may provide information about her risk of developing breast cancer:  “A Melbourne study has shown that the ratio of index to ring finger lengths might be associated […]

HORMONES ASSOCIATED WITH CARDIOVASCULAR RISK

September 5, 2012 by  
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Testosterone Metabolite Linked to Arterial Stiffness – Role of Inflammation The decline in dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) due to ageing may be one reason behind increased cardiovascular disease risk in ageing populations, and this in turn may be mediated through inflammatory processes. We can expect many changes as we age, everything from declining hormone levels to elevated […]