Navigation Links
Hormone Leptin Found To Be Effective In Treating Women With Infertility Problems

A new study reveals women suffering from extremely low body fat whether due to strenuous exercise, eating disorders, or other factors may benefit from treatment with the appetite-and-weight-regulation hormone leptin.// The study also indicates leptin may be useful in treating some instances of infertility.

Leptin is produced in fat tissue and secreted into the blood stream, where it then travels to the brain and plays a role in establishing how much energy is available to the body for important functions like reproduction, metabolism, and the formation of bone. Extremely thin women produce less leptin and often have a negative energy balance as a result, leading the body to revert back to a prepubescent state.

The study was conducted among 14 competitive female athletes with about 40-percent less body fat than the average women. Eight of the women received the hormone, while the others served as controls. All of the women in the study had ceased menstruating on average about five years prior to the study due to low body weight. After just three months of treatment, women receiving twice-daily leptin supplements resumed menstrual periods and their ovaries were once again functioning normally. The hormone also significantly improved bone density markers in the blood. However no change was seen in the control group.

However researchers say that more study is required to confirm these findings and to establish the best dose of leptin for women suffering from infertility and other problems related to low body weight.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Levothyroxine Thyroid Hormone Replacement, Approved for Hypothyroidism
2. Hormone replacement Therapy a headache
3. Ovarian cancer in relationship with Hormone therapy
4. Hormone contraceptives lead to bone problems
5. Hormone treatment helps obese people slim down
6. Hormone Deficiency Results In Miscarriage
7. Hormones Linked To Migraines
8. Hormone replacement therapy helps women
9. Decrease of Hunger Hormone after Obesity Surgery
10. Possible benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy
11. Hormone replacement therapy improves sexual function
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® ... American Cancer Society and the Road To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients to ... and other adults to ensure the highest quality of life and ongoing independence. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... People across the U.S. ... magazine’s Code Talker Award, an essay contest in which patients and their families pay ... be presented at the 2016 National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... proud to recognize Dr. Barry M. Weintraub as a prominent plastic surgeon and ... women in the world, and the most handsome men, look naturally attractive. Plastic ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Maryland (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Angels is actively feeding the Frederick area economy by obtaining investment capital for ... over the past 2½ years that have already resulted in more than a ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Venture Construction Group ... Tournament held on June 20th at the Woodmont Country Club at 1201 Rockville ... an organization dedicated to helping service members that have been wounded in battle and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... -- Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: JAZZ ) ... Improvements Act of 1976, as amended ("HSR"), with respect ... Nasdaq: CPXX ) expired effective June 24, ... As previously announced on May 31, 2016, Jazz Pharmaceuticals ... which Jazz Pharmaceuticals has commenced a tender offer for ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... LAS VEGAS , June 26, 2016 ... movement to value-based care operating models within the health ... that enable greater financial efficiency , Deloitte offers ... address the key business issues impacting efficient cost optimization: ... alignment , These services facilitate better outcomes and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016  Collagen Matrix, Inc., ("Collagen Matrix") ... manufacturing of collagen and mineral based medical devices ... Bill Messer has joined the company ... leverage the growing portfolio of oral surgery, neurosurgery, ... Bill joins the Collagen Matrix executive team as ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: