Search Tag: oestrogen

Cardiology Management

Pesticide Exposure Increases Risk of Heart Disease

2015 09 Apr

A new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism suggests that pesticide exposure, not obesity alone, can contribute to increased cardiovascular disease risk and inflammation in premenopausal women. The use of polychlorinated pesticides such as DDT remains widespread in the environment and food supply.... Read more

Cardiology Management

High Testosterone Levels Increase Risk of Heart Disease

2015 09 Mar

A new study shows that sex hormones testosterone and oestrogen alter cardiovascular risk factors in a way that increases a man's risk of heart disease. The results of this study will be presented at the 97th Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society in San Diego. Doctors have long suspected that testosterone may promote cardiovascular disease and oestrogen may... Read more

Pharmacy Management

Hormone Replacement Therapy Increases Risk of Ovarian Cancer

2015 20 Feb

According to an extensive meta-analysis from the Collaborative Group on Epidemiological Studies of Ovarian Cancer, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) was associated with an increased risk for ovarian cancer in postmenopausal women. To date, studies that have examined a link between HRT and ovarian cancer risk have been small and/or retrospective and... Read more

Lab Management

Innovative Prognostic Test for E2F4 in Breast Cancer

2015 12 Jan

Researchers at Dartmouth Hitchcock’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC) have identified a gene signature in E2F4 that is predictive of oestrogen receptor positive (ER+) breast cancer. With the aim to design an accurate and simple genomic test to measure the activity levels of the regulators associated with E2F4, the investigators looked to the aberrant... Read more


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