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High Circulating Prolactin Concentrations May Lower Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

High Circulating Prolactin Concentrations May Lower Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

High circulating total prolactin concentrations may be linked with a lower risk for type 2 diabetes in women.

Cardiometabolic Disease Patterns Related to Race, Ethnicity in Midlife Women

Cardiometabolic Disease Patterns Related to Race, Ethnicity in Midlife Women

Women entering menopause had patterns of cardiometabolic risk components related to race/ethnicity.

Early Natural Menopause Linked to Life Expectancy, Years With T2D

Early Natural Menopause Linked to Life Expectancy, Years With T2D

Compared with women who experience normal or late menopause, women who experience early natural menopause have a shorter life expectancy and spend fewer years without type 2 diabetes.

Atherosclerosis Progression Differs According to Timing of Estradiol Therapy After Menopause

Atherosclerosis Progression Differs According to Timing of Estradiol Therapy After Menopause

Higher levels of estradiol were inversely associated with carotid artery intima-media thickness progression in the early postmenopausal cohort but positively associated with it in the late postmenopausal group.

Weight Loss May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk in Postmenopausal Women

Weight Loss May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk in Postmenopausal Women

Postmenopausal women with weight loss have a reduced risk for breast cancer.

Light Therapy Offers Nonpharmacologic Treatment for Perimenopausal Depression

Light Therapy Offers Nonpharmacologic Treatment for Perimenopausal Depression

Light treatments successfully corrected abnormal timing of melatonin circadian rhythms in perimenopausal women with depression and improved mood and sleep within 2 weeks.

MicroRNAs Linked to Increased Cortical Bone Porosity in Postmenopausal Women With History of Fracture

MicroRNAs Linked to Increased Cortical Bone Porosity in Postmenopausal Women With History of Fracture

Findings suggest potential pathomechanistic links between miRNAs and cortical porosity. .

Bone Mineral Density Changes After Anastrozole in Postmenopausal Women

Bone Mineral Density Changes After Anastrozole in Postmenopausal Women

In postmenopausal women who were randomly assigned anastrozole, bone mineral density showed significant improvement at the lumbar spine.

Effects of Vitamin D3 Treatment on Bone Strength in Postmenopausal Women

Effects of Vitamin D3 Treatment on Bone Strength in Postmenopausal Women

Investigators sought to determine the effects of vitamin D3 supplementation in postmenopausal women with low serum 25(OH)D and high parathyroid hormone levels.

Physical Activity as a Lifestyle Factor Influencing Early Menopause

Physical Activity as a Lifestyle Factor Influencing Early Menopause

Researchers concluded that physical activity was not associated with risk for early menopause.

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