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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.
Epidemiologist to advance research on hormonal markers for better prediction of breast cancer risk

Epidemiologist to advance research on hormonal markers for better prediction of breast cancer risk

Link between breast cancer and obesity may be more complex than previously thought

Link between breast cancer and obesity may be more complex than previously thought

Hormone therapy for menopausal symptoms does not increase mortality risk, according to a long-term study

Hormone therapy for menopausal symptoms does not increase mortality risk, according to a long-term study

Bariatric surgery in men linked to frequent sperm aberrations and lower fertility rates

Bariatric surgery in men linked to frequent sperm aberrations and lower fertility rates

LORELEI trial: Treatment with alpha specific PI3K inhibitor reduces breast tumor size

LORELEI trial: Treatment with alpha specific PI3K inhibitor reduces breast tumor size

Study reveals link between increased height and blood clots in vein

Study reveals link between increased height and blood clots in vein

New research shows estrogen synthesis may fight off infection-induced neuroinflammation

New research shows estrogen synthesis may fight off infection-induced neuroinflammation

New drug shows promise to treat women with estrogen positive metastatic breast cancer

New drug shows promise to treat women with estrogen positive metastatic breast cancer

Breastfeeding linked to lower risk of endometriosis

Breastfeeding linked to lower risk of endometriosis

Researchers synthesizing new, first-in-class drug to stop growth of ER-positive breast cancer

Researchers synthesizing new, first-in-class drug to stop growth of ER-positive breast cancer

Low-dose hormone therapy may be effective in easing sleep issues for recently menopausal women

Low-dose hormone therapy may be effective in easing sleep issues for recently menopausal women

Study reveals how abdominal fat could increase cancer risk

Study reveals how abdominal fat could increase cancer risk

Study provides better understanding of how estrogen regulates gene expression

Study provides better understanding of how estrogen regulates gene expression

Variations in ancient mitochondrial DNA may play key role in predisposition to ASD

Variations in ancient mitochondrial DNA may play key role in predisposition to ASD

Review provides new recommendations to manage menopausal symptoms after breast cancer

Review provides new recommendations to manage menopausal symptoms after breast cancer

Antimicrobial agents in common household products inhibit cell energy, estrogenic functions

Antimicrobial agents in common household products inhibit cell energy, estrogenic functions

Girls have higher risk for sports-related injuries than boys

Girls have higher risk for sports-related injuries than boys

Diet determines seizure latency: Estrogen production in the brain linked to omega-3 fatty acid intake

Diet determines seizure latency: Estrogen production in the brain linked to omega-3 fatty acid intake

Vaginal estrogens do not increase cancer, cardiovascular disease risk in post-menopausal women

Vaginal estrogens do not increase cancer, cardiovascular disease risk in post-menopausal women

Scientists discover novel lineage-restricted stem cell in the mammary gland

Scientists discover novel lineage-restricted stem cell in the mammary gland