Monday, October 14, 2013

fascinating new research on how fibroids grow

It seems to be related to stem cells, details here.

And even more interesting to me is some prior research from the same people that is discussed in this article. The findings were "estrogen acts in a permissive rather than causative role in uterine fibroid formation. The sex steroid works to prepare uterine tissue to respond to progesterone and progesterone receptor, and it is these hormones that promote tumor growth. "  In other words, all those people who suggest progesterone cream to fight fibroids are severely misguided -- it's like putting fertilizer on them!

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