Max Nieuwdorp / Max Nieuwdorp – We Are Our Hormones

Max Nieuwdorp – We Are Our Hormones

Max Nieuwdorp – We Are Our Hormones

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About the book

Our hormones play a major role in many areas of everyday life. They are responsible for our development in puberty, they are critical for a successful pregnancy and play a primary role in the aging process. Over the past seventy years, scientific understanding of how hormones exert influence over our bodies has increased exponentially. At the same time, many aspects remain underexplored, such as the major impact of gut bacteria on our hormone balance, the changes the female body goes through in menopause and the decline in male hormones during andropause.

This fascinating book, inspired by Nieuwdorp’s day-to-day interaction with his patients, describes the power of hormones in all areas in detail and in an accessible style.

Praise for We Are Our Hormones:

Max Nieuwdorp gives a lucid and persuasive account of the impact of our hormones throughout every stage of life. – Zin Magazine

He illustrates the latest research findings with patient case studies as well as examples of hormonal imbalance in world leaders and biblical figures. – NRC Handelsblad


Max Nieuwdorp (b. 1977) is an internist and endocrinologist, professor and head of department at Amsterdam UMC. He has also worked as a visiting scientist at the University of California, San Diego. His current research focuses on the interplay between the role of hormones, the digestive tract and its inhabitants, and people’s health.

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Additional book information

  • Popular science
  • ISBN 9789403194103
  • Number of pages: 352
  • World rights: De Bezige Bij
  • Price: €22,99
  • English sample available