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  1. Hormone Therapy Relieves Menopause Symptoms

    Feb. 5, 2002 -- Until recently, hormone replacement therapy was widely considered to be the closest thing to the Fountain of Youth for postmenopausal women. Nearly 40% of American women aged 50 to 74 remain on it in the belief that the treatment relieves the symptoms of menopause and protects them a

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  2. Got Dry Eyes? Hormone Therapy May Be to Blame

    Nov. 6, 2001 -- It's not allergy season, but your eyes still feel itchy. Does this sound like you? Well, if you are taking hormone therapy, you may have identified the culprit behind those itchy, dry eyes. The latest research on the much-talked-about hormone therapy shows that women using replacemen

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  3. Hormone Therapy May Increase Risk of Gallstones

    Oct. 1, 2001 -- As you weigh the good and bad news about the effects of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) on your heart and bones, a study now shows that you also need to consider how your gallbladder might react to estrogen. Women taking HRT may be at higher risk of developing gallstones, a painful

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  4. Emotional Effects of Menopause Begin Earlier Than You Think

    Sept. 13, 2001 -- Menopause can be a time of emotional turmoil for some women. But more medical research is showing that the toll the hormonal upheaval can take on a woman's well-being can actually start years before she might think. Early signs of hormonal changes can begin well before actual menop

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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