Reproductive spans of less than 34 years were linked to an increased risk of developing dementia in women. In those who had hysterectomies, the associated Alzheimer's risk was elevated by 8%.
Taking higher doses of vitamin D supplements can help improve memory and learning, but negatively impacts reaction time in postmenopausal women with a higher BMI. Researchers suggest the slowed reaction times may contribute to an increased risk of falls in older people.
Long term use of oral hormone therapy is associated with a small increased risk of Alzheimer's disease in postmenopausal women.
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A new rat study reveals animals who underwent hysterectomies with their ovaries left in tact experienced memory deficits. Researchers believe the uterus may have functions beyond reproduction.
Researchers report menopausal women who experience intimate partner violence and emotional abuse have increased risk of developing heightened symptoms of menopause.
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Insomnia and other sleep disorders are worse for women who undergo surgical menopause rather than natural menopause, a new study reports.
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A new study reveals our longevity and sexual maturity are governed by our brains, not our bodies. Researchers discovered that animals with more neurons in the cerebral cortex live longer, regardless of their body size.
A new study reports mother rats who received hormone replacement therapy responded worse to memory and spatial learning tasks than those who had not given birth. Researchers suggest a woman's reproductive history could impact how the brain responds to hormones later in life.
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A new rat study reveals anxiety and memory problems may increase as a result in a drop in estrogen levels following menopause.
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A new study reveals breastfeeding is associated with a lower risk of stroke in post menopausal women who had breastfed at least one child. Researchers report the association between breastfeeding and decreased stroke risk was stronger in women who had breastfed for longer than six months.
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By inducing hot flashes, most commonly associated with menopause, in both male and female mice, researchers discover Kiss1 neurons initiate a fast boost in skin temperature followed by a drop in core body temperature.
A new study reveals women can experience vasomotor symptoms associated with menopause long after other symptoms of menopause have ceased and well into old age.