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Waist-to-Height Ratio Tied to Anxiety in Middle-Aged Women

Waist-to-Height Ratio Tied to Anxiety in Middle-Aged Women

Researchers conducted secondary analysis of data from a multicenter study of 5580 women from 11 Latin America countries in order to assess the association between waist-to-height ratio and anxiety.

Reproductive, Hormonal Factors Affect Risk for Total Knee Arthroplasty in Women

Reproductive, Hormonal Factors Affect Risk for Total Knee Arthroplasty in Women

Researchers sought to identify associations of female reproductive factors with incidence of total knee arthroplasty in osteoarthritis.

Menopause Symptom Severity May Predict Heart Disease

Menopause Symptom Severity May Predict Heart Disease

Researchers examined whether menopausal symptoms, quality of life, and depression are related to arterial stiffness, a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

Effect of Menopausal Hormone Therapy on Cardiac Structure, Function

Effect of Menopausal Hormone Therapy on Cardiac Structure, Function

Researchers examined the effect of menopausal hormone therapy on left ventricular and left atrial chamber structure and function changes, which are markers of subclinical cardiovascular disease.

Menopausal Hormone Therapy Linked to Reduced Abdominal Fat

Menopausal Hormone Therapy Linked to Reduced Abdominal Fat

Physicians should be aware that the benefit of menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) on body composition might rapidly disappear after its withdrawal and strongly encourage women to optimize nutrition and increase physical activity when stopping MHT.

Hormone Therapy May Impact Brain Structure, Cognition

Hormone Therapy May Impact Brain Structure, Cognition

Researchers assessed the effects of 2 frequently used formulations of menopausal hormone therapy on brain structure and cognition 3 years after the completion of a randomized clinical trial.

Bone Mineral Density Response Rates With Abaloparatide in Postmenopausal Women

Bone Mineral Density Response Rates With Abaloparatide in Postmenopausal Women

At the 43-month endpoint, a total of 60.7% (307/506) of the abaloparatide followed by alendronate group had ≥3% increase in bone mass at all 3 sites (P<0.0001) vs. 24% (121/505) of the placebo followed by alendronate group.

Effect of High Androgen Levels on Cardiovascular Risk in Postmenopausal Women

Effect of High Androgen Levels on Cardiovascular Risk in Postmenopausal Women

Researchers conducted a prospective, population-based cohort study to assess the risk for cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women with increased androgen levels.

Oral Micronized Progesterone May Decrease Perimenopausal Vasomotor Symptoms

Oral Micronized Progesterone May Decrease Perimenopausal Vasomotor Symptoms

Oral micronized progesterone may diminish hot flushes and night sweats in perimenopausal women, according to research presented at ENDO 2018.

Menopausal Hormone Therapy Linked to Kyphosis Severity

Menopausal Hormone Therapy Linked to Kyphosis Severity

Researchers examined the correlation between Cobb angle of kyphosis from lateral spine radiographs and pattern of self-reported menopausal hormone therapy use.

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