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  • n. Variant of estrogen.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of estrogen.

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  • n. a general term for female steroid sex hormones that are secreted by the ovary and responsible for typical female sexual characteristics

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Examples

  • If I develop symptoms, I was planning on increasing my intake of foods that contain oestrogen ... but then a friend said that would be no different to HRT ... except I wouldn't know exactly how much I was taking ...

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  • The ovaries also produce two important female hormones called oestrogen and progesterone.

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  • An aggressive and relapse-prone disease roughly accounting for around 20% of all breast cancers, mTNBC tumors lack the proteins commonly screened for and targeted by breast cancer therapies - namely oestrogen, progesterone and HER2.

  • The theory is that alcohol changes the levels of hormones in the body, boosting oestrogen, which is known to stimulate the growth of breast cancers.

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  • A girl's BMI at the age of seven also drove the risk of so-called oestrogen receptive negative tumours, where the outcome is often less favourable than other cancer types, said the study.

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  • A girl's BMI at the age of seven also dictates the risk of so-called oestrogen receptive negative tumours, where the outcome is often less favourable than other cancer types, said the study.

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  • The newer formulations use lower doses of oestrogen, which is safer in terms of lowering the risk of blood clots, and they tend to use a progestin, a synthetic version of progesterone that is not likely to raise blood pressure and may even slightly reduce it.

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  • Capable of stopping bacterial growth, parabens are also thought to mimic the effects of the female sex hormone oestrogen, which is known to help tumours grow.

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  • She probably also had something to do with the word 'oestrogen'.

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  • The review examines the increasing amount of research in this area, and dismisses some myths regarding sex differences, including the myth that sex differences are small and insigificant, and that they can largely be explained by the action of sex hormones such as oestrogen or testosterone on the brain.

    Mind Hacks: Why sex matters for neuroscience

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