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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.

High Levels of Prolactin in Women Inversely Linked to T2D Risk

High Levels of Prolactin in Women Inversely Linked to T2D Risk

Among U.S. women, a normally high circulating prolactin concentration is associated with a reduced risk for type 2 diabetes.

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.

Guidelines for Managing Perimenopausal Depression Now Available

Guidelines for Managing Perimenopausal Depression Now Available

The 5 topics addressed by the 11-member expert panel include epidemiology, clinical presentation, therapeutic effects of antidepressants, effects of hormone therapy, and the effectiveness of other therapies (eg, psychotherapy, exercise, natural health products).

Characteristics of Menstrual Cycle Associated With Early Natural Menopause

Characteristics of Menstrual Cycle Associated With Early Natural Menopause

Investigators examined the relationship between menstrual cycle characteristics in adolescence and early adulthood and the risk for early natural menopause.

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