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Designer Estrogen?

Just one of the many predictions for the new century.
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Heart disease, dementia, depression, cancer. Today few women make it through their lifetimes without suffering from at least one of these diseases. But medical experts agree that the next 10 years will bring greater understanding of these disorders and improve the options for treatment.

"As we better understand the molecular and genetic bases of disease, we will be able to design drugs specifically to correct the defects," says Nancy Milliken, MD, director of the Women's Health Center at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Researchers are on the verge of learning much more about the role estrogen plays -- not just in a woman's reproductive system, but in heart disease, Alzheimer's disease, depression, osteoporosis, and autoimmune disorders.

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