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  1. The Age at Which Women Reach Menopause Is in the Genes

    Aug. 31, 2001 -- As women wait longer and longer to have babies, an increasing number are having fertility problems that require medical attention. New research shows that the age at which women reach menopause, and by extension the age at which their fertility will start to diminish, may be largely

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  2. Is It Male Menopause?

    July 16, 2001 -- Hormone replacement for men? After menopause women are advised to start taking estrogen to replace the dwindling supply of the hormone in their bodies. In addition to relieving menopausal symptoms and preventing osteoporosis, some studies suggest estrogen may improve older women's m

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  3. Is Soy Better Than Estrogen for Heart Health After Menopause?

    July 2, 2001 -- For some women facing the change of life, soy products may be nature's answer to coping with the hormonal swings that can wreak havoc as estrogen levels drop. Like estrogens, natural chemicals found in the soybean, called phytoestrogens, can reduce menopausal symptoms. Better yet, th

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  4. If Menopause Is Getting You Down, Estrogen May Help Pick You Up

    June 21, 2001 -- Estrogen replacement therapy in women approaching menopause is believed to be protective against heart disease and the bone thinning that causes osteoporosis. Now there is growing evidence that the female hormone acts as a powerful antidepressant in these women too. A study from Bra

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  5. For Hormone Replacement Therapy, Less Is More

    June 7, 2001 -- There's good news for women undergoing menopause. New research shows that a lower dose of hormone replacement therapy is just as effective at reducing the symptoms of menopause, and it does so with fewer side effects than the higher dose currently used. For many women, reaching menop

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  6. Terrific Tofu! Soy Strikes Again

    April 4, 2001 -- You've probably heard that adding soy protein to your diet can help lower your cholesterol. Well, tofu lovers, here's more good news: According to new animal research, isoflavones -- the active ingredient in soy products -- also may stave off Alzheimer's disease in postmenopausal wo

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  7. Estrogen Benefits Still in Question

    March 20, 2001 -- Does taking hormone replacement therapy after menopause help prevent dementia and possibly Alzheimer's disease? Can the hormones increase a woman's risk for ovarian cancer? When it comes to the potential benefits, or risks, associated with hormone replacement therapy, it's hard to

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  8. Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Linked to Risk of Asthma?

    Oct. 23, 2000 -- The already tough decision many women face about whether to use hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for relief of hot flashes and other menopausal problems just became a little more difficult: Researchers have found that women who used HRT developed asthma amore often than those women

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  9. Can Ethnic Background and Lifestyle Affect Menopause?

    Sept. 6, 2000 -- A new study suggests that midlife women are not all in the same boat when it comes to those common and often annoying side effects of menopause. In fact, it may be that symptoms of midlife changes, including hot flashes, night sweats, and forgetfulness, are more or less likely depen

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  10. Easing into Menopause

    Aug. 30, 2000 -- They are just a bit over age 40, seemingly too young for "the change." But their sleep is fitful. They sometimes wake up in the middle of the night drenched with sweat. During the day, they feel irritable and depressed. And yes, the monthly cycle isn't as predictable as it once was.

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