Let’s now talk about a hormone which is more and more used, especially in the USA, in anti-aging therapy. It is the human growth hormone (hGH, or simply GH). As for its chemical structure, basically it is a protein (that is, a chain of amino acids). Therefore, it has nothing to do with steroids. GH […]
A 2003 editorial published in the “British Medical Journal” contained the following comment: “It is by now common for a general practitioner to deal with patients whose symptoms are not related to a specific organic cause or to a well-defined disease, but they seem rather to depend on chronic inflammation of unknown origin”. One of […]
Estrogens are steroid hormones which derive from cholesterol. Together with progesterone, they are the main female hormones. They promote women’s secondary sex characteristics. Actually, they are also present in man, even if in a much reduced amount, since the biochemical process leading to the synthesis of estrogens goes through transitional stages represented by masculine hormones […]
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