Welcome to You & Your Hormones, a new web-based project by the Society for Endocrinology that aims to give patients and the general public access to reliable online information on endocrine science.

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Adipose tissue

Adipose tissue (body fat) is crucial for health. Along with fat cells, adipose tissue contains numerous nerve cells and blood vessels, storing and releasing energy to fuel the body and releasing important hormones vital to the body’s needs.

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What is HRT?
...from the Topical Issues section

Hormone replacement therapy (or HRT) is the replacement of female sex hormones oestrogen and progesterone in women to control symptoms of the menopause. HRT is linked with a small increase in the risk of breast cancer. Further information...

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