hormone replacement therapy

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

Luteolin, a natural compound found in herbs such as thyme and parsley and in vegetables such as celery and broccoli, may reduce the cancer risk for women who have taken hormone replacement therapy. More than 100 women die from breast cancer every day in the United States. The odds increase in postmenopausal women who have… Read more