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Estrogens are a family of related molecules that stimulate the development and maintenance of female characteristics and sexual reproduction.

The natural estrogens produced by women are steroid molecules, which means that they are derived from a particular type of molecular skeleton containing four rings of carbon atoms, giving the shape shown here. The most prevalent forms of human estrogen are estradiol and estrone. Both are produced and secreted by the ovaries, although estrone is also made in the adrenal glands and other organs.
Estrogen therapy can lead to healthier teeth and gums in postmenopausal women, study suggests

Estrogen therapy can lead to healthier teeth and gums in postmenopausal women, study suggests

Gene expression patterns could help predict treatment for breast cancer, research shows

Gene expression patterns could help predict treatment for breast cancer, research shows

Postmenopausal hormone therapy lasting longer than ten years linked to lower dementia risk

Postmenopausal hormone therapy lasting longer than ten years linked to lower dementia risk

New study shows how regular exercise can help reduce weight in postmenopausal women

New study shows how regular exercise can help reduce weight in postmenopausal women

Estrogen regulates specific exosome-packed microRNAs in blood circulation, study shows

Estrogen regulates specific exosome-packed microRNAs in blood circulation, study shows

Professor aims to develop shortcuts for targeted and effective cancer therapy

Professor aims to develop shortcuts for targeted and effective cancer therapy

New study sheds light on how prenatal BPA exposure increases obesity risk

New study sheds light on how prenatal BPA exposure increases obesity risk

Study finds link between breast density and contralateral breast cancer

Study finds link between breast density and contralateral breast cancer

Study finds under and misuse of adjuvant endocrine therapy for breast cancer patients

Study finds under and misuse of adjuvant endocrine therapy for breast cancer patients

Mayo Clinic to test vaccine for providing lifelong immunity against precancerous breast lesions

Mayo Clinic to test vaccine for providing lifelong immunity against precancerous breast lesions

Researchers reveal how soy consumption impacts common breast cancer treatment

Researchers reveal how soy consumption impacts common breast cancer treatment

High paracardial fat volume linked to increased risk for heart disease in postmenopausal women

High paracardial fat volume linked to increased risk for heart disease in postmenopausal women

Anxiety linked to severe quality-of-life impairment in postmenopausal women

Anxiety linked to severe quality-of-life impairment in postmenopausal women

New research provides insight into how estrogen modulates fear learning

New research provides insight into how estrogen modulates fear learning

Exercise helps mitigate side effects of AIs in breast cancer survivors

Exercise helps mitigate side effects of AIs in breast cancer survivors

Protein involved in pancreatic cancer development plays more complicated role, study finds

Protein involved in pancreatic cancer development plays more complicated role, study finds

Engineered E. coli bacteria can help detect environmentally relevant concentrations of EDCs

Engineered E. coli bacteria can help detect environmentally relevant concentrations of EDCs

Hormonal fluctuations make women more sensitive to addictive properties of cocaine, study reveals

Hormonal fluctuations make women more sensitive to addictive properties of cocaine, study reveals

Study examines role of risk factors in development of ER-positive and ER-negative breast cancers

Study examines role of risk factors in development of ER-positive and ER-negative breast cancers

Scientists gain new insights into molecular mechanisms of breast cancer development

Scientists gain new insights into molecular mechanisms of breast cancer development