Medical research

Estrogen's effects on fat depends on where it's located

Women have long bemoaned the fact that they tend to store more fat than men, particularly after menopause. Although it's well established that estrogen, the primary sex hormone present during women's childbearing years, is ...

Diabetes

Estrogen may improve pathway-selective insulin resistance

(HealthDay)—Estrogen treatment at the time of surgical menopause may reverse aspects of pathway-selective insulin resistance in the liver associated with a high-fat diet (HFD) in mice by promoting insulin action on glucose ...

Medical research

How belly fat differs from thigh fat—and why it matters

Men tend to store fat in the abdominal area, but don't usually have much in the way of hips or thighs. Women, on the other hand, are more often pear-shaped—storing more fat on their hips and thighs than in the belly. Why ...

Overweight & Obesity

Hormonal changes at menopause up abdominal obesity

(HealthDay)—The increase in total body fat and abdominal fat seen at menopause is due to the hormonal changes taking place, which can be improved by estrogen treatment, according to a study published in the October issue ...

Health

BPA's real threat may be after it has metabolized

Bisphenol A or BPA is a synthetic chemical widely used in the making of plastic products ranging from bottles and food can linings to toys and water supply lines. When these plastics degrade, BPA is released into the environment ...

Oncology & Cancer

Breast cancer risk linked to early-life diet and metabolic syndrome

Striking new evidence suggesting that diet and related factors early in life can boost the risk for breast cancer—totally independent of the body's production of the hormone estrogen—has been uncovered by a team of researchers ...

page 2 from 3