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Hormone Replacement Therapy Linked To Heart Fat Accumulation

Hormone replacement therapy affects the accumulation of heart fat — a new risk factor for cardiovascular disease in midlife women – new research from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health has found. They also found that the formulation and delivery route of hormones — whether as a pill taken orally or a […]

Progestin Therapy May Cause Enrichment of Cancer Stem Cells

New research links natural and synthetic progestins and the production of specialized cancer cells that act like stem cells in the body. The findings could help scientists target these rare cells that proliferate in breast cancers and metastasize elsewhere, and may help clinicians identify immunotherapies to combat the spread of the disease. Hormone replacement therapies […]

Early Postmenopausal Estrogen Patch May Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

Could estrogen preserve brain function and decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s disease when given early in menopause? Newly postmenopausal women who received estrogen via a skin patch had reduced beta amyloid deposits, the sticky plaques found in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease, a Mayo Clinic study has found. Ultimately, these deposits harm neurons, […]

Worsening Migraines With Hormone Replacement Linked To Stroke Risk

Women experiencing worsening migraines while taking hormone replacement may face an increased risk of stroke, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association‘s International Stroke Conference 2016. Researchers found that women who currently used hormone replacement and reported more severe migraines were 30 percent more likely to have an ischemic stroke (clot-caused), the most […]