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Meet Your Hormones

Catherine Whitlock, Nicola Temple

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Meet your..., Biology, life sciences

Discover the hidden world of the chemical messengers in your body

Did you know that you have thousands, perhaps millions, of hormones in your bloodstream?

Did you know that these complex chemical messengers regulate the function of our cells and organs?

Or that they keep our bodies working properly, co-ordinating processes like growth, fertility and metabolism?

MEET YOUR HORMONES explores and explains the fascinating world of hidden hormones: what they are, what they do and why you can't live without these super-fast chemical messengers.

Including in-depth profiles on each of the most important hormones at work in the human body, and helpful advice on how you can look after your own health through greater knowledge of your hormones, this is a wide-ranging introduction to the secret world inside your own body.

This book:

- Explores what hormones are, where they are made and how they work

- Explains the key functions of the body in which they are involved

- Offers practical advice on how we can help our hormones help us through diet and lifestyle

- Examines the latest thinking and cutting-edge research

- Forms a companion volume to MEET YOUR BACTERIA

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Catherine Whitlock

Catherine Whitlock's PhD in Immunology at the University of London was followed by ten years of post-doctoral research in cell biology and immunology. More recently she has taught these subjects. She has an ongoing research interest in evaluating the power of science communication initiatives, such as Cafe Scientifique, and having gained a Diploma in Science Communication from Birkbeck College, University of London, she now works as a freelance writer. Her most recent work, including her latest book, can be found at She is a Chartered Biologist and a member of the British Society for Immunology and the Association of British Science Writers. She lives in Kent.

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