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*estrogen receptors located in the hypothalamus serve as a master switch to control food intake, energy expenditure and body fat distribution [http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/08/070820145348.htm]
 
*estrogen receptors located in the hypothalamus serve as a master switch to control food intake, energy expenditure and body fat distribution [http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/08/070820145348.htm]
 
*The woman's [[ovaries]] produce most estrogen hormones, although the adrenal glands also produce small amounts of the hormones. [http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/uvahealth/adult_gyneonc/estrogen.cfm]
 
*The woman's [[ovaries]] produce most estrogen hormones, although the adrenal glands also produce small amounts of the hormones. [http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/uvahealth/adult_gyneonc/estrogen.cfm]
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==See also==
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*[[ovulation]]

Revision as of 03:22, 10 December 2007

Estrogen is a hormone produced by the follicles used to prepare the uterus for the reception of a fertilised egg. [1]

  • estrogen receptors located in the hypothalamus serve as a master switch to control food intake, energy expenditure and body fat distribution [2]
  • The woman's ovaries produce most estrogen hormones, although the adrenal glands also produce small amounts of the hormones. [3]

See also