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2:16 Hydroxyestone Ratio Test

 

Why Test 2:16 Hydroxyestone Ratio?

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2-hydroxyestrone and 16-hydroxyestrone are metabolites of estrogen that are generated through Phase-1 and Phase-2 detoxification. 2-hydroxyestone is called the “good” estrogen and is associated with decreased cancer growth.

Conversely 16-hydroxyestone is a powerful estrogen metabolite and encourages cancer growth. Imbalance of the 2:16-hydroxyestone ratio has been linked to uterine, ovarian, cervical, breast and prostate cancers.