Hormone Replacement Therapy Not Linked To Memory Woes In Postmenopausal Women

Can hormone therapy help protect the brain?

The researchers did, however, find some minor speech disturbances in some of the women taking CEEs longer-term, but said that finding was not statistically significant and may just be due to chance. The findings were published June 23 in JAMA Internal Medicine . DHEA hormone eases menopausal hot flashes, boosts sex life: Is it safe? Menopause refers to the twelve months after a women’s last menstrual period, representing the end of menstruation and fertility. The average age of menopause is 51, but it can occur in a woman’s 40s or 50s, according to the Mayo Clinic . In an accompanying commentary published in the same journal issue, Dr.
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Just as a man’s sex organs have lifelong functions, so do a woman’s. October 26, 2012 at 11:59 | Report abuse | Reply Julie Labrouste Though I am a scientist (technically) I find it very difficult to take scientists seriously when they keep flip-flopping on their assessments, conclustions, etc. Their squishiness reminds me of Woody Allen’s, “Sleeper”, where, in the future, it is discovered that wheat germ is actually bad for you and smoking cigarettes is the best thing you can do for your health. I’m clearly not the only one who is fed-up with this “scientific” spinning bottle; as Lewis Black asked an entire audience, “Is milk good for you or not”? After several moments of complete silence he responded definatively, “I rest my case.” October 26, 2012 at 12:18 | Report abuse | Reply JR This study proves nothing…except that there is a continued effort to discredit legitimate clinical trial results that people may not like. Since this was an observational study, as pointed out in the article, it is not as reliable as a clinical trial. And there are only a few small clinical trials of estrogen therapy in midlife women looking at cognitive effects and they are not encouraging.
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