In order to
further illustrate the complexity of the estrogen environment, listed
below are many positive results of estrogen use. How many of the items
listed below have you learned about?
- A new study has found that women who have their ovaries removed
(which stops estrogen production) increase their chances of coronary
heart disease, stroke, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, lung cancer,
colorectal cancer, total cancers, hip fracture, pulmonary embolus, and
death from all causes.
- Hormones produced by the ovaries keep the heart, bones and blood
- Data analyzed on 2,050 people between 1997 and 2004 have indicated
that there is growing evidence that estrogen protects against colorectal
- Research indicates that women taking postmenopausal hormone therapy
reduced the risk for colorectal cancer by about 40%.
- There is a study that revealed that estrogen deficiency causes
- Estrogen users perform better on memory tests than non-users.
- Studies are being conducted because evidence indicates that estrogen
may prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
- Research indicates that estrogen promises new hope to both men and
women who suffer from the symptoms of schizophrenia.
- A study revealed that estrogen therapy seems to protect against
brain damage for women in their late 40s and 50s.
- There is evidence that hormone therapy may help protect older women
against age related blindness.
- A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association
stated that men with heart failure who had the lowest levels of estrogen
had about four times the risk of dying as men with average levels.
- A recent study revealed that estrogen strengthens women’s immune
- Estrogen therapy can help control metastatic breast cancer as
reported by the results of a study through the National Cancer
Institute. “About 40,000 women die of metastatic breast cancer each
year, and estrogen therapy potentially could help thousands of women
with hormone receptor-positive disease,” says Matthew Ellis, M.B.,
Ph.D., associate professor of medicine at Washington University School
of Medicine in St. Louis.
- Dr. Delfin Tan, International Menopause Society board member, states
“Estrogen affects many target organs through a variety of estrogen
receptors in diverse tissues,” he says. “This causes changes in the
brain, eyes, heart, breast, vasomotor system, colon and urogenital
tract.” Also, Dr. Tan lists osteoporosis, atherosclerosis, coronary
heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, and Alzheimer’s disease as the
late effects of estrogen deficiency.