27Oct, 2018

Functions of the prostate

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-Definition: It is a sexual accessory gland to the male reproductive system whose shape and size resembles, in young adults, a chestnut or walnut, weighing approximately between 12 and 20 grams. It is located below the bladder, next to the beginning of the urethra, which surrounds behind the pubis and in front of the anal canal. Its conformation resembles a sponge, formed by thousands of small cavities where a secretion is formed, and through multiple very fine ducts, is poured into the so-called prostatic urethra.It is important that the prostatic […]
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27Oct, 2018

Statement of World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)

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On October 21, 2018, the New York Times published “’Transgender’ Could Be Defined Out of Existence Under Trump Administration,” in which journalists Erica L. Green, Katie Benner, and Robert Pear wrote that the “administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, the most drastic move yet in a governmentwide effort to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people under federal civil rights law. The press releases below, from WPATH and our US regional chapter, USPATH, present this Association’s immediate response. Further […]
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27Oct, 2018

Gestational Diabetes

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Definition: Gestational diabetes is defined as a carbohydrate intolerance that can be of varying severity and that is initiated or first identified during pregnancy. Gestational diabetes is diagnosed in 9-14% of pregnant women. The criteria used for diagnosis are pregnancy-specific and differ from those used for the diagnosis of diabetes or glucose intolerance outside of pregnancy. The American Diabetes Association recommends that pregnant women be screened for gestational diabetes at 24-28 weeks of gestation with a 50 g oral glucose overload test and 1 hour blood glucose determination, which is […]
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12Oct, 2018

Xenoandrogens as hormone disruptors

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-Xenoandrogens: Were first described in 2008 by Professor I. Morishita of Kyoto University and his team. His scientific work described how modified all alpha-tocopherol acetate racemic stimulates receptor AR in some mammalian species. What about Xenoandrogens?: are a group of artificially created compounds with properties similar to the human steroid hormone testosterone and its derivatives. Currently known xenoandrogens include modified tocopherols and tocotrienols, modified nicotinamides and tributyltin, triphenyltin, and toxic methylestestosterone. -Use to increase yield: They were not commercially available until the second half of 2011, but some professional athletes […]
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12Oct, 2018

Vigorexia the other epidemic

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-Introduction: Although it was described in 1993 by Pope in regular bodybuilders to go to the gym and the side effects of anabolic steroids in these people, in the manual DSM-IV, was included within the dysmorphobias, now in the DSM-V, is included as a body dysmorphic disorder, it is considered that muscular dysmorphia or vigorexia is a disorder in which the person is obsessed by their physical condition to pathological levels. These people have a distorted view of themselves and look weak and unattractive. For this reason, the disorder directly […]
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12Oct, 2018

CRISPR and the genome

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-Introduction: CRISPR technology is a recent genome-editing tool that acts as molecular scissors capable of specifically cutting any sequence of DNA from the genome and allowing the insertion of changes in it. Its origin is in a microorganism that inhabits the marshes of Santa Pola (Alicante), in whose genome the biologist Francis Mojica, in 1992 found the bases that would give rise to the CRISPR technique. This genetic editing tool, the most powerful ever discovered, is applicable to fields such as Agriculture, Livestock, Biotechnology and Medicine. There are regions of […]
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12Oct, 2018

Fats to avoid in case of high cholesterol and erectile dysfunction

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PALMITIC ACID: Even if you have not seen palmitic acid on food ingredient labels. This is because if coconut oil or palm oil are among the ingredients and it is very possible that the food has palmitic acid and is not labeled and only says “vegetable oils”. This fatty acid is found in animal products and some vegetable oils. So what is palmitic acid and what are its possible health effects? Palmitic acid is a saturated fat. It is naturally found in some animal products such as meat and dairy […]
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12Oct, 2018

Anti-estrogens in the Clinic

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A group of drugs that have the characteristic of inhibiting the action of oestrogens are called antiestrogens. This action is achieved through the binding of these substances to estrogenic receptors by blocking them. These are found in the cells of sensitive tissues. By entering the receptor thus prevent the estrogens can occupy it thus avoiding the action of the same, another mechanism of action is through inhibition of estrogen production by enzymatic blocking of the aromatase. -Classes according to mechanism of action: Group 1: They are called selective estrogen receptor […]
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