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November Research and News

December 17, 2020

All of the articles in this month’s News and Research are related to testosterone balance in women and tie into our blog articles on balancing testosterone in women and what comes with low testosterone.


New biomarkers for diagnosis and management of polycystic ovary syndrome. 

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28624501/


The key to preventing PCOS may lie in maintaining healthy metabolic function and insulin sensitivity. Insulin resistance decreases SHBG, lowers total-testosterone, and leads to under-estimation of the bioavailable and free testosterone. 


Association of coffee, green tea, and caffeine intakes with serum concentrations of estradiol and sex hormone-binding globulin in premenopausal Japanese women. 

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/9507508/ 


This article I love… why, it supports my COFFEE habit! This study suggests that consumption of caffeine-containing beverages appeared to favorably alter hormone levels associated with the risk of developing breast cancer. 




An overview of herbal alternatives in androgenic alopecia. 

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30980598/ 


The second most common cause of hair loss in men and women is hormone imbalance.  This study discusses the role of herbal drugs in reducing hair loss and looks at Saw palmetto, green tea, pumpkin seed, rosemary, grape seed extract and licorice. 



Androgen production in women.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12007895/


When a woman becomes menopausal her ovary becomes an androgen-secreting organ. This study looks at the major androgen precursors and androgens in women.  



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