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September 5, 2015

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September 5, 2015

Menopause Associated With More Fat Around Heart, Raising Risk for Heart Disease

July 22, 2015 — Late- and post-menopausal women have significantly greater volumes of fat around their hearts -- a risk factor for heart disease -- than their pre-menopausal counterparts, a study has shown for the ... read more

Exercising 300 Minutes Per Week Better for Reducing Total Fat in Postmenopausal Women

July 16, 2015 — Postmenopausal women who exercised 300 minutes per week were better at reducing total fat and other adiposity measures, especially obese women, during a one-year clinical trial, a noteworthy finding ... read more

Anti-Stress Hormone May Provide Indication of Breast Cancer Risk

July 14, 2015 — A new study shows that women with low levels of an anti-stress hormone have an increased risk of getting breast cancer. The study is the first of its kind on humans and confirms previous similar ... read more

Kidney, Bladder Stones Do Not Increase Postmenopausal Women's Risk of Osteoporosis

July 13, 2015 — Postmenopausal women with kidney or bladder stones are not at increased risk for osteoporosis, but they do have about a 15 percent increased risk of another painful stone, physician-scientists ... read more

Association Between Genetic Condition, Hormonal Factors, and Risk of Endometrial Cancer

July 7, 2015 — For women with Lynch syndrome, an association was found between the risk of endometrial cancer and the age of first menstrual cycle, having given birth, and hormonal contraceptive use, according to a ... read more

Cardiovascular Disease in Females: New Perspectives on Lifelong Risks

July 2, 2015 — While heart disease is the number one cause of death in both sexes, it poses special considerations in women—with risks often beginning in childhood and changing at different stages of ... read more

July 1, 2015 — Menopausal women had a lower risk of dying from heart attack than men, new research shows. However, the advantage was not as great between black women and ... read more

Make No Bones About It: Female Athlete Triad Can Lead to Problems With Bone Health

July 1, 2015 — Participation in sports by women and girls has increased from 310,000 individuals in 1971 to 3.37 million in 2010. At the same time, sports-related injuries among female athletes have skyrocketed. ... read more

SSRI Antidepressants Taken for Menopausal Symptoms May Boost Bone Fracture Risk

June 26, 2015 — The class of antidepressants known as SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors), taken to curb menopausal symptoms, may boost bone fracture risk, suggests new ... read more

Why the Bloating During Menopause? Blame the Hormones or the Lack of Them

June 22, 2015 — Many women experience water retention and bloating when their hormone levels change, but how sex hormones affect water balance is not understood. A new study offers an explanation, finding that sex ... read more

Hormone Fluctuations Disrupt Sleep of Perimenopausal Women

June 16, 2015 — Women in the early phases of menopause are more likely to have trouble sleeping during certain points in the menstrual cycle, according to a new study. During perimenopause -- the earliest stage of ... read more

Recurrent Major Depressive Disorder and Use of Antidepressants Associated With Lower Bone Density

June 12, 2015 — A recent study shows that recurrent major depressive disorder (MDD) in men is associated with lower bone density. The use of antidepressants was also associated with lower bone mineral density (BMD), ... read more

Dental Implants Result in Better Quality of Life for Osteoporotic Women

June 11, 2015 — With age, postmenopausal women with osteoporosis are at greater risk of losing their teeth. But what treatment for tooth loss provides women with the highest degree of satisfaction in their work and ... read more

Obesity Associated With Increased Breast Cancer Risk in Postmenopausal Women

June 11, 2015 — An analysis of extended follow-up data from the Women's Health Initiative clinical trials suggests that postmenopausal women who were overweight and obese had an increased risk of invasive ... read more

First Signs That Drug Used to Treat ADHD May Improve Cognitive Difficulties for Menopausal Women

June 11, 2015 — According to a new study, women experiencing difficulty with time management, attention, organization, memory, and problem solving -- often referred to as executive functions -- related to menopause ... read more

More Frequent Overnight Hot Flashes Linked With Brain Scan Changes

June 10, 2015 — Women who had more hot flashes during sleep had a greater number of brain scan changes. More than 70 percent of women have hot flashes -- a sudden feeling of intense warmth and sweatiness -- while ... read more

More Women Turning to Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Menopause Without Medical Guidance

June 10, 2015 — The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is increasing for the treatment of menopausal symptoms but often without the guidance of a ... read more

Panel Recommends Improvements in Estrogen Testing Accuracy

June 4, 2015 — Unreliable estrogen measurements have had a negative impact on the treatment of and research into many hormone-related cancers and chronic conditions. To improve patient care, a panel of medical ... read more

No Improvement in Cognition With Post-Menopausal Hormones

June 2, 2015 — Menopausal hormone therapy given to recently postmenopausal women in the US for up to four years does not improve cognition, but may have some positive benefits for some mood symptoms, according to a ... read more

Vitamin D, Calcium Supplements Do Not Improve Menopausal Symptoms

June 1, 2015 — Women who took vitamin D and calcium supplements had the same number of menopausal symptoms as women who did not take the supplements, according to a study. Involving 34,157 women, the study is part ... read more

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