Endocrinology Menopause

Estrogen exposure may stave off cognitive decline in women

New research suggests that taking estrogen as part of hormone replacement therapy may help women fight off cognitive decline. Share on PinterestDoes estrogen therapy have any cognitive benefits for postmenopausal women? The study paper — titled “Lifetime estrogen exposure and cognition in late life: The Cache County Study” and appearing in the North American Menopause […]

Menopause Women's Health / Gynecology

The importance of ‘sport-related hobbies’ for middle aged women

Leisure time physical activity improves the blood lipid profile, a marker of cardiovascular risk, of postmenopausal women. Sports-related hobbies are vital for the heart health of postmenopausal women. This is the main takeaway of a new study that appears in the journal Frontiers in Endocrinology. Sira Karvinen — a postdoctoral researcher from the Gerontology Research […]

Menopause Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness

Cardiovascular risk linked not to weight, but to body fat storage

By studying a large cohort of women who had already been through menopause, researchers have found that cardiovascular risk is associated with body shape, which results from how fat is distributed in the body. A new study suggests that in women over 50, body shape is associated with cardiovascular risk. Existing studies have suggested that […]

Epilepsy Menopause

CBT may be effective in managing menopause symptoms

A small study into the effects of cognitive behavioral therapy on menopause showed that it may reduce hot flashes, depression, and sleep disorders. CBT may be a valid alternative to other menopause treatments. Menopause marks the end of a person’s menstrual cycles. During and after this process, they will no longer be able to conceive […]

Menopause

Menopause and heart health: Why timing hormone therapy is key

Researchers already know that menopause affects the heart, but a new study suggests that changes start to take place in the years leading up to this phase. The study findings could change how doctors administer hormone replacement therapy. New research suggests that changes in heart health may occur sooner than scientists previously believed. The older […]

Menopause

Acupuncture may reduce menopause symptoms

A recent study concludes that just a relatively short course of acupuncture could significantly reduce some of the most unpleasant symptoms of menopause. Researchers put acupuncture to the test once again. Menopause typically begins in the sixth decade of life and continues for an average of 4–5 years. The symptoms of menopause can reduce overall […]

Menopause

Menopause: Mindfulness may reduce symptoms

A recent study suggests that mindfulness may be a promising tool to help menopausal women struggling with irritability, anxiety, and depression. Mindfulness may relieve certain symptoms that women experience during menopause. Several studies have found that mindfulness can help with good psychological health. The word “mindfulness” has been trending in recent years, but what is […]