A new study in mice suggests that declining estrogen levels lower the taste buds’ sensitivity to fats, which may drive a heightened appetite for fatty foods—and weight gain—after menopause.
Researchers at the University of Adelaide have found new evidence about the positive role of androgens in breast cancer treatment with immediate implications for women with estrogen receptor-driven metastatic disease.
New research suggests that levels of the sex hormones estrogen and testosterone could contribute to infection risk and severity of COVID-19.
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Researchers reporting in ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology have used a combination of laboratory experiments and computer modeling to reveal that PFASs can interact with the estrogen receptor in different ways to influence estrogen-controlled gene expression.
Why are men at greater risk than women for more severe symptoms and worse outcomes from COVID-19 regardless of age?
Researchers from Tufts have discovered neural mechanisms in mice specific to females that switch estrogen from playing a protective role in glucose metabolism to a disruptive role. The discovery could provide clues to the increased risk of insulin resistance and diabetes among post-menopausal women.
Middle-aged women are more likely than men to have changes in the brain related to Alzheimer’s disease, as detected by imaging, even when there are no differences in thinking and memory. This may be associated with hormonal changes due to menopause, specifically the loss of estrogen, according to a study published in the June 24, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
Researchers show that high estrogen levels may make alcohol more rewarding to female mice and reducing the number of estrogen receptors led to decreased drinking behavior, but only in female mice.