A Healthy Diet May Help Delay Start of Menopause

A diet rich in fish and legumes may help to delay the natural menopause, while high dietary intake of refined carbs, such as pasta and rice, may instead help to hasten it, suggests the first UK study of its kind, published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. …

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Severe Menopause Symptoms May Predict Heart Disease

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in women. A study of 138 menopausal women examined the association of mood, symptoms, and quality of life measures with the key markers of vascular aging, a major risk factor for the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Study results are published online …

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Early Menopause Can Affect Your Memory

Women who are older when they enter menopause may have a slight advantage when it comes to keeping key memory skills as they age, British researchers report. The study was decades long and tracked outcomes for more than 1,300 women. The research showed that a woman entering menopause 10 years …

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Hormone Replacement Therapy May Protect Memory in Menopausal Women

Source: USC University of Southern California The findings suggest that estrogen treatment after menopause protects the memory needed for short-term cognitive tasks A hormone replacement therapy may protect memory for some women, according to a new USC-led study. The findings by USC researchers are the latest to indicate that hormone …

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7 Simple Ways Women Can Fight the Middle-Aged Spread

Are your jeans fitting a little tighter? Have you noticed more flesh hanging over the belt-line? If so, you may be suffering from what is often called the “middle-age spread.” And no, it’s not all your fault. There are definite changes that occur at middle age that compel the body …

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Something Old but New to Ease Your Migraine Headaches

Carolyn groaned and pressed on her right temple. Another migraine, and it was only one o’clock in the afternoon. She had a lot to do, but the pain was so bad it was making her sick to her stomach. She went to the restroom and sat down and closed her …

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The Study was Flawed: Why Women Should Rethink Hormone Therapy

A friend of mine was telling me recently about her menopausal symptoms. The hot flashes were getting to her, and the mood swings were no fun either. I asked her if she had considered hormone therapy (HT), and she gave me this look—you know, the kind that seems to say, …

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Too Hot to Sleep? Severe Hot Flashes Linked to Greater Risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Early diagnosis important to control risk of heart disease, stroke, depression, and death Source: The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Many menopausal women complain about poor sleep. Should the problem be blamed simply on menopause or on a more serious underlying sleep disorder such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)? What, if …

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Menopausal? Anxious? It’s Normal—Here’s What to Do

Ellen was getting frustrated. She had felt “off” for going on a year-and-a-half. It was hard to pinpoint her symptoms at times, but they included things like brain fog, difficulty sleeping, and changing appetite, so she figured she was going through the early symptoms of menopause. She was about the …

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Menopause: New Research and Developments

An e-card from Someecards reads, “’Menopause really isn’t that bad,’ said no woman ever.” Another one says, “Oh, I understand it now…Menopause is just puberty’s evil older sister.” We laugh because we know it’s true, whether or not we’ve experienced “the change.” New research and developments in understanding menopause and …

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