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

Many women will suffer from hot flashes whether her menopause was surgically induced, such as after a hysterectomy, or if menopause happens as a natural process. Research has found that women who have had a partial hysterectomy, when the ovaries were left intact, will experience menopause earlier than if they had not had a hysterectomy… Read more

Most women expect to experience the effects of hormonal changes when they come to menopause and many anticipate increased irritability and mood swings. But mood swings that can be just an annoyance for some women can develop into something more serious for others. Menopause usually begins around the age of 50, when the body’s production… Read more

Menopause triggers alterations in brain metabolism that may raise the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, new research from Weill Cornell Medicine and the University of Arizona Health Sciences suggests. The findings may help solve a longstanding mystery about Alzheimer’s – why women get this fatal neurodegenerative disorder more often than men, even accounting for the fact… Read more

Minimal exercise could be all it takes for postmenopausal women to better regulate insulin, maintain metabolic function, and help prevent significant weight gain, a new study suggests. The findings, from research with rats, indicate that women can take a proactive approach and may not need to increase their physical activity dramatically to see significant benefits… Read more