Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Speaking of Hormones

If you're trying to get pregnant, you really have to be careful not to disrupt your hormones (see perfume posting) with cosmetics, plastics, and of course, hormone therapy. In general playing around with hormones, especially estrogen, is a dicey prospect.

I got this off a journalists' siste:

Hormone Therapy Increases Frequency of Abnormal Mammograms, Breast Biopsies
Combined hormone therapy appears to increase the risk that women will have abnormal mammograms and breast biopsies and may decrease the effectiveness of both methods for detecting breast cancer, according to a report in the February 25 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (Embargo expired on 25-Feb-2008 at 16:00 ET)
Archives of Internal Medicine
—American Medical Association (AMA)