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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Pausing Menopause: Could New Pill Preserve a Woman's Prime?

    July 28, 2000 -- Someday women may be able to take a birth control pill for years on end -- stopping only when they want to become pregnant or go through menopause. By doing this, woman may be able to safeguard their eggs from the natural cycle of death and, in theory, save them until they want to u

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  7. Hot Flash for Women at Menopause: Try a Little Tofu

    July 7, 2000 -- Worried that taking estrogen replacement medication may increase their risk of breast cancer, yet plagued by the hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause, more and more women are turning to "natural" solutions such as estrogen-like products derived from plants. One of these substa

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  8. Antiseizure Drug May Treat Hot Flashes

    June 12, 2000 -- Either before or during menopause, three of every four women will experience hot flashes -- the sudden bursts of skin-searing heat that can quickly leave the sufferer glistening with sweat. But no one knows what causes this alarming symptom. The best known treatment for hot flashes

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  9. Preventing Dementia After Menopause

    May 30, 2000 (Boise, Idaho) -- It's possible that estrogen replacement therapy could protect against mental decline in older women, but it apparently helps to start out with the right genes. Both cognitive decline and atherosclerosis in the carotid arteries are less likely in women over 65 who do no

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  10. MRIs Show Slightly More Brain Decay in Women on Estrogen

    May 5, 2000 -- A study's finding that elderly women who take estrogen have brains that are slightly more decayed than those of other women their age worries Teri Manolio, MD. She's worried not because of the finding -- she calls it a "very, very small difference" -- but because women who hear about

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