Humans have thousands, perhaps millions, of hormones in our bloodstreams. These complex chemical messengers regulate the function of our cells and organs. They keep our bodies working properly, coordinating processes like growth, fertility and metabolism.
Meet Your Hormones explores and explains this fascinating hidden world: what hormones are, what they do, and why we can't live without these super-fast chemical messengers. It includes in-depth profiles on each of the most important hormones at work in the human body and helpful advice on how we can look after our own health through greater knowledge of our hormones.
The book is laid out in four parts:
Like Meet Your Bacteria (9780228101260), Meet Your Hormones introduces readers to a part of the body that they may not consider until something goes wrong with it. It is a wide-ranging introduction to another secret but essential world inside your own body.
Catherine Whitlock is a science writer with a BSc in Biological Sciences and a PhD in Immunology. She writes on science, medicine and nature and is based in Kent, England. She is the co-author of Meet Your Bacteria with Nicola Temple.
Nicola Temple worked as a conservation biologist before becoming a full-time writer specializing in science and the environment. She has an MSc in Biological Sciences and lives in Bristol, England.
Professor John Wass is the Professor of Endocrinology at Oxford University and was the head of the Department of Endocrinology at the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Churchill Hospital Oxford, UK, until 2011. He is currently the Clinical Reference Group Chair for Endocrinology in the UK.