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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Flaxseed May Be No Help for Hot Flashes

    June 7, 2011 -- Flaxseed may be no help in fighting hot flashes, according to a new study. Some preliminary reports had suggested the plant-based estrogen-like compounds called phytoestrogens in flaxseed might be effective in cooling hot flashes in women. But this study showed no difference in the n

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  9. Baked or Broiled Fish May Cut Heart Failure Risk

    May 24, 2011 -- Eating baked or broiled fish regularly may decrease the odds of heart failure in older women, new research suggests. But eating fried fish, even in small amounts, may have the opposite effect. Researchers analyzed the self-reported diets of 84,493 postmenopausal women who participate

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  10. Estrogen-Only HRT Not So Risky in 50s

    April 5, 2011 – For women with a prior hysterectomy, estrogen-only hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is less risky for women in their 50s than was thought -- and may protect against breast cancer. For women in their 70s, however, estrogen-only HRT increased risk of colorectal cancer, chronic disease

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