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Accuracy of BMI as a Measurement of Obesity in Postmenopausal Women

Accuracy of BMI as a Measurement of Obesity in Postmenopausal Women

Findings indicate that using a BMI cutpoint of 30 may lead to bias in measuring the effects of obesity on health outcomes in postmenopausal women.

Estradiol Therapy May Benefit Overall Cognition in Postmenopausal Women

Estradiol Therapy May Benefit Overall Cognition in Postmenopausal Women

There may be other roles of estradiol therapy besides relief from menopause-related symptoms, including limiting effects of stress on working memory.

Early Menopause: A Greater Risk for Underweight Women

Early Menopause: A Greater Risk for Underweight Women

Underweight women have a significantly greater risk of experiencing early menopause compared with lean or overweight women.

Stopping Postmenopausal HT May Increase Risk for Cardiac, Stroke Death

Stopping Postmenopausal HT May Increase Risk for Cardiac, Stroke Death

Increased mortality risks were limited to the first post-HT year because increases in risks markedly decreased when the follow-up time was extended over more than 1 year.

Menopausal Hormone Therapy and Risk of All-Cause Mortality

Menopausal Hormone Therapy and Risk of All-Cause Mortality

No other randomized clinical trial of hormone therapy has been large enough to assess a potential modifying effect of age on all-cause mortality, and most previous trials of chronic disease outcomes have focused on older women.

Compounded Bioidentical Hormone Therapy in Menopause: Clinician Caution Advised

Compounded Bioidentical Hormone Therapy in Menopause: Clinician Caution Advised

Rates of cBHT prescriptions are not yet being systemically tracked, and few data exist to demonstrate the safety, efficacy, or utility of the treatment.

Managing Menopausal Symptoms in Breast Cancer Survivors

Managing Menopausal Symptoms in Breast Cancer Survivors

Lifestyle modification and an individualized treatment approach are effective strategies for managing menopausal symptoms in breast cancer survivors who are largely advised to avoid hormone replacement therapy.

Does Transdermal Estrogen Improve Sexual Function in Early Postmenopause?

Does Transdermal Estrogen Improve Sexual Function in Early Postmenopause?

The Female Sexual Functioning Index was used to assess aspects of sexual function and experience in early postmenopausal women.

K-Postn Assay New Tool to Assess Fracture Risk in Postmenopausal Women

K-Postn Assay New Tool to Assess Fracture Risk in Postmenopausal Women

According to a study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, researchers hypothesized that serum K-Postn levels may be able to predict low-trauma fractures.

FDA Approves Treatment for Menopause Associated Dyspareunia

FDA Approves Treatment for Menopause Associated Dyspareunia

Intrarosa, the first FDA approved local, non-estrogen product for treating dyspareunia, is now available.

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