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Testosterone and Breast Cancer Prevention


April 18, 2018 - 1:38pm — ShannonPetteruti

"Testosterone (T) is the most abundant biologically active hormone in women. Androgen receptors (AR) are located throughout the body including the breast where T decreases tissue proliferation. However, T can be aromatized to estradiol (E2), which increases proliferation and hence, breast cancer (BCA) risk. Increased aromatase expression and an imbalance in the ratio of stimulatory estrogens to protective androgens impacts breast homeostasis...

Lead Exposure 10 X Higher Than Previously Reported


April 17, 2018 - 2:22pm — ShannonPetteruti

Lead exposure may be responsible for nearly 10 times more deaths in the United States than previously thought, according to a new study from The Lancet Public Health.

According to CNN "The researchers concluded that nearly 412,000 deaths every year in the US can be attributed to lead contamination. That figure is 10 times higher than previously reported by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington in Seattle.