Dr. Heward shares the benefit of estradiol/estrogen.
Estradiol is a magic molecule. Back in the early days of studying gerontology, I pondered myself taking estradiol. Why would I do that? I'm a man; why would I take that? Because of all the hormones that I have studied in my life, it’s the one compound that has been associated in study after study with a reduction in all-cause mortality. That’s pretty amazing.
A reduction of all-cause mortality? I want that! The problem is, I didn’t want the breasts, so I haven’t taken it, but the reality is that in females, in healthy young females, the number of tissues in the body that have estrogen receptors and respond favorably to the presence of the estrogen, estradiol in the bloodstream is mind-boggling. Almost every tissue in a young, healthy female is supported by the presence of estrogen.
At the menopause when you take it away, you can watch these women shrivel up and get old. Estrogen is crucially important for health and vitality in young women, in old women too.
About Dr. Heward, Ph.D.:
Dr. Christopher B. Heward is past-President of Kronos Science Laboratory. His primary responsibility was providing scientific and technical leadership for all laboratory activities. He oversaw the development and implementation of the clinical laboratory testing program; assisted in designing and refining both internally and externally sponsored clinical studies; directed and coordinated diagnostic product research and development; administered laboratory and patient databases; was principal investigator for the Kronos Longitudinal Aging Study (KLAS); and communicated Kronos’ discoveries and advances to lay and scientific audiences via presentations and publications. Dr. Heward’s research interests included healthy aging, endocrinology, oxidative stress, Alzheimer’s disease, prion disease (TSE) and menopause. Dr. Heward attended the University of Arizona and received a Bachelor of Arts degrees from both the Department of Psychology and the Department of Chemistry, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree from the Department of Biology. He earned his PhD from the Department of Biology in 1981.
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