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During Menopause, ‘Good’ Cholesterol May Lose Protective Effect on Heart

October 16, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Oct. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — HDL cholesterol is commonly called the “good” cholesterol, but new research suggests that it could be harmful to women going through menopause.
The new study finds that rather than helping to inhibit the formation of dangerous plaque in the arteries, HDL cholesterol may increase its […]

Hormone Replacement May Protect Women’s Kidneys, Study Suggests

October 6, 2015

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Hormone replacement therapy may be good for a woman’s kidneys, a preliminary study suggests.
“The risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy in postmenopausal women are still an area of active debate, and the effect of hormone replacement therapy on the kidney has shown variable results,” said study author […]

Abused Women Struggle With More Severe Menopause Symptoms: Study

September 30, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Older women who suffer abuse may have more severe menopause symptoms, a new Mayo Clinic study suggests.
In particular, researchers found a strong correlation with verbal and emotional abuse and menopause-related problems.
The study included more than 3,700 women who provided information about symptoms they experienced when their monthly periods […]

Less Sleep May Mean Less Sex After Menopause

September 30, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Too little sleep may lead to too little intimacy for postmenopausal women, a new study finds.
The study included nearly 94,000 women who were asked about their sleep habits during the previous four weeks. They were also asked about their sexual activity during the past year, and their levels […]

Earlier Hormone Therapy May Pose Less Risk for Menopausal Women

September 30, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women who start hormone therapy toward the beginning of menopause may have a lower risk of developing heart disease, new research suggests.
The study, of over 74,000 Swedish women, found that those who started hormone therapy within five years of beginning menopause typically stayed free of […]

Genes Help Set Menopause Timing: Study

September 28, 2015

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Genetic variations seem to have an impact on the ages when a woman enters both puberty and menopause, researchers report.
These findings might lead to ways to help predict the timing of menopause, which marks the end of a woman’s reproductive phase of life.
“Genetics only […]

The Surprising Link Between Carbs and Depression

August 10, 2015

Refined carbohydrates — such as those found in white bread, white rice and sodas — may harm more than the waistlines of older women. New research shows that eating too much of these highly processed foods might also raise their risk of depression.

Smoking, Early Menopause May Shorten Life Span: Study

August 5, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Smoking and early menopause are a dangerous combination that might shorten life span, a new Swedish study warns.
Researchers analyzed data from more than 25,000 Swedish women who were followed for 16 years. Almost 6,000 women died in that period, and the team found that women who began menopause […]

Certain Generic Meds May Help Older Patients With Early Breast Cancer

July 23, 2015

THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — There’s more evidence that two classes of inexpensive generic drugs reduce the risk of death in postmenopausal women with early breast cancer, a pair of new British studies find.
The two classes of drugs — called aromatase inhibitors and bisphosphonates — can also be used together to increase the […]

Menopausal Women at Lower Heart Risk Than Men of Similar Age

July 1, 2015

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Menopause is commonly considered a risk factor for heart disease, as the protective effect of estrogen declines. However, in a new study, researchers found that postmenopausal women had a lower risk of dying from heart attack than did men of similar ages.
“Women have lower cardiovascular […]



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