Removal of ovaries before menopause associated with reduced white matter in brain
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Women who have their ovaries removed before menopause, particularly before the age of 40, have reduced white matter integrity in multiple regions of the brain later in life, a new study suggests. White matter refers to the nerve fibers that connect neurons in different areas of the brain ..read more
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Does a beet a day keep heart disease away?
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1M ago
After women go through menopause, their risk of heart disease increases dramatically. Researchers studied whether beetroot juice, which is rich in nitrate, can improve how blood vessels function. The results showed that daily consumption of beetroot juice by postmenopausal women may improve blood vessel function enough to reduce future heart disease risk ..read more
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Study reveals how 'forever chemicals' may impact heart health in older women
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1M ago
New research has linked multiple types of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS, also known as 'forever chemicals') with increased risk of cardiovascular diseases in postmenopausal women. Specifically, the study reveals how PFAS chemicals interact with pro-inflammatory pathways in older women, providing potential explanations for the increased risk ..read more
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Women are 40% more likely to experience depression during the perimenopause
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2M ago
Women are 40% more likely to experience depression in the perimenopause than those who aren't experiencing any menopausal symptoms, finds a new study ..read more
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A third of women experience migraines associated with menstruation, most commonly when premenopausal
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3M ago
A third of the nearly 20 million women who participated in a national health survey reports migraines during menstruation, and of them, 11.8 million, or 52.5%, were premenopausal ..read more
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Positive associations between premenstrual disorders and perinatal depression
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3M ago
Women affected by premenstrual disorders have a higher risk of perinatal depression compared with those who do not, according to new research. The relationship works both ways: those with perinatal depression are also more likely to develop premenstrual disorders after pregnancy and childbirth. This study suggests that a common mechanism might contribute to the two conditions ..read more
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Yoga provides unique cognitive benefits to older women at risk of Alzheimer's disease
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4M ago
A new study found Kundalini yoga provided several benefits to cognition and memory for older women at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease including restoring neural pathways, preventing brain matter decline and reversing aging and inflammation-associated biomarkers -- improvements not seen in a group who received standard memory training exercises ..read more
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Menopause and migraines: New findings point to power of prevention
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5M ago
Women who have both migraines and a long-term history of hot flashes and/or night sweats have a slightly higher risk of heart disease and stroke, and young women who have migraines have a higher risk of later persistent menopause symptoms, according to two new papers based on a data from a long-term study of the same group of women from their young adult to middle-age years ..read more
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How ovarian tissue freezing could prevent menopause--possibly forever
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5M ago
Most women agree that menopause has its advantages and disadvantages. Some relish the end of menstruation and concerns about unplanned pregnancies, while others dread the possibililty of hot flashes, moodiness, and other unpleasant symptoms. What some women consider a brief and barely noticeable phase in their lives can evolve into lasting changes and discomfort for others. Now, a new paradigm around the biological processes of menopause is capturing the attention of a small group of scientists around the country. The primary question: can menopause be delayed in healthy women, allowing them t ..read more
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Women exposed to toxic metals may experience earlier aging of their ovaries
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6M ago
Middle-aged women who are exposed to toxic metals may have fewer eggs in their ovaries as they approach menopause, according to new research ..read more
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