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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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 event

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  7. 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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  8. Smoking May Raise Disease Risk by Increasing Hormones

    Aug. 31, 2011 -- Older women who smoke have higher levels of sex hormones than nonsmoking women, which may increase their risk for breast cancer, diabetes, and other diseases, new research finds. Smoking is a known risk factor for a wide range of chronic diseases in women, as is having elevated leve

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  9. Soy Tablets Little Help for Bone Loss, Hot Flashes

    Aug. 8, 2011 -- Women looking for an alternative to hormone replacement therapy for problems with menopause will get little help from soy supplements. A new study reported in Archives of Internal Medicine found there was no difference between soy and a placebo in relieving symptoms such as bone loss

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  10. Menopause and Sweating

    Intense heat starts in your chest and rises to your neck and head. Beads of sweat grow until perspiration run down your face. It’s a hot flash due to menopause, and it’s a loooong five minutes until it passes. Multiply that by 20 or 30 and you can call it a day. Doctors theorize that hot flashes and

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