Monthly Archives: April 2011

The thyroid gland is a small organ with a big job. Located just below your Adam’s apple, the butterfly-shaped thyroid gland controls all your main bodily functions including your metabolic rate. It does this via two hormones, triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4), which act on each organ in your body controlling the rate at which your body burns calories for energy. Continue reading

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Estrogen is a double-edged sword when it comes to cancer. It can either promote tumour growth or protect against it. To understand how estrogen can play these two opposing roles, we must first understand that there are many forms of estrogen that are produced in the body, or that enter the body from the environment. Continue reading

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