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  1. Hormone Therapy May Benefit Some Women's Hearts

    Oct. 9, 2012 -- Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may do more than ease hot flashes and mood swings. A new study suggests that women who start taking hormones during menopause might get some protection against heart disease without seeing increases in other serious risks. The study, which was publis

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  2. Risks of Hormones in Early Menopause Challenged

    Oct. 5, 2012 -- Is it possible to safely take hormone replacement therapy (HRT)? That question is at the heart of a small new study testing whether better timing and refined delivery may help early menopausal women get the benefits of hormones relatively safely and without long-term risks. For some

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  3. Keys to Weight Loss After Menopause

    Aug. 28, 2012 -- As she approached her 50s, Susan Williams found it harder and harder to maintain her weight, let alone shed the extra pounds she had been working to lose for some time. “I was working out as hard as I ever have, but I was gaining weight,” the Atlanta-based film production executive

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  4. Can Weight Loss Cool Hot Flashes?

    July 11, 2012 -- Losing excess weight by eating a low-fat diet filled with vegetables, fruits, and whole grains appears to help reduce or eliminate menopausal symptoms, according to new research. "Women who lost weight on a low-fat diet reduced hot flashes and night sweats," says researcher Bette J.

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  5. When Will You Reach Menopause?

    It’s a question many women wonder about, especially if you’re thinking about planning a family and your 20s are but a distant memory. How many more years of fertility might you have, and how much longer will it be before you start experiencing “the change?” Here's what does -- and does not influence

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  6. Panel: Hormone Therapy Not for Prevention of Chronic Conditions

    May 29, 2012 -- Women should not use hormone therapy (HT) to prevent chronic conditions, such as bone loss, after menopause. The advice is the draft recommendation of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). It does not apply to women using hormone therapy to treat menopausal symptoms such

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  7. Soy Supplements Can Cool Hot Flashes: Study

    April 9, 2012 -- Taking soy to relieve hot flashes has received mixed reviews over the years. Now, researchers who took another look at 19 published studies find that soy supplements may help, at least over time. Soy has been touted as an alternative treatment to hormone replacement therapy after HR

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  8. Menopause ‘Brain Fog’ May Be Real

    March 16, 2012 -- Along with hot flashes and night sweats, memory problems are a common complaint of menopausal women. Now a new study finds evidence that menopause “brain fog” may be real. The research provides clues about changes in women’s brains as they transition through the “change,” finding k

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  9. Weight Regained in Later Years Has More Fat

    Dec. 16, 2011 -- As you draw up your New Year’s resolutions, new research may provide added incentive for some older women to not only lose weight, but to keep it off.  The study of postmenopausal women suggests that when they regain weight -- and previous research suggests about 80% of dieters even

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  10. Hot Flashes Linked to Higher Cholesterol

    Sept. 21, 2011 -- Several recent studies have linked hot flashes to an increased risk for heart disease, and now new research suggests a link between these menopause symptoms and increased cholesterol. The study is being presented in Washington D.C. this week at the 22nd annual meeting of the North

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