Tag: "postmenopausal" at biology news
Walking aids older women's arterial elasticity, helping heart
... Laboratory studied fourteen healthy but sedentary postmenopausal
women (a group for whom cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in this country). The womens average age was 60, plus or minus three years. Walking at a moderate pace for 40 to 45 minutes a day five times a week for twelve weeks was enough ...
High levels of sex hormones doubles risk for breast cancer in postmenopausal women
...ed in the analysis. "The overall results show that postmenopausal
women with higher serum sex hormone levels includi...never having been pregnant, early menarche, and in postmenopausal
women, late menopause, use of hormone replacement therapy, and being overweight." More analyses are ...
Researchers link gene with kidney stones, bone loss in patients who absorb too much calcium
...es evident. While osteoporosis is most frequent in postmenopausal
women, in whom estrogen loss is the primary cause,...this genetic defect," Pak said. "And if a woman is postmenopausal
and has the genetic defect, shes even more likely to get bone loss."...
Hormone therapy may boost quality of life, say Stanford researchers
...strogen and progesterone. The study included 2,763 postmenopausal
women who received either hormone therapy or placebo. Hlatky and his group monitored four aspects of quality of life over the course of three years: physical activity, energy levels, mental health and depressive symptoms. It turns out that est...
Oral administration of estrogen replacement therapy suppresses the biological actions of growth hormones in GH-deficient women
...eplacement therapy. Accordingly, observations in postmenopausal
women raised the question as to whether the tradit...ring oral estrogen therapy. These observations in postmenopausal
women strongly suggest that similar detrimental changes may occur with conventional oral estrogen th...
Alternative to hormone replacement therapy shows promising results
...tudy's lead researcher. The two-year study of 150 postmenopausal
monkeys compared two different doses of tribolone,... is approved in 19 European countries for treating postmenopausal
symptoms and preventing osteoporosis. It is under consideration by the U.S. Food and Drug Administra...
Estrogen doesnt prevent second strokes: protective effects of hormone replacement therapy challenged
...apy does not reduce the risk of stroke or death in postmenopausal
women who have already had a stroke or a transient...therapy may reduce the risk of stroke and death in postmenopausal
women. However, it was not clear whether the apparent benefits of estrogen among women in those st...
Selected estrogen compounds modify risks of vein clotting, a response to hormone replacement theraphy
...ology, for instance, pituitary tumor. Benefits for postmenopausal
women include a lowered risk of heart attack (estrogen lowers LDL and raises HDL levels), and prevention of osteoporosis, since the rate of bone loss is directly linked to a drop in estrogen levels. Background Despite the obvious benefits of this tre...
American Chemical Society meeting features cutting-edge research August 26-30 in Chicago
...nd present in some breads and cereals, may protect postmenopausal
women against breast cancer. In a group of 28 postmenopausal
women, flax significantly reduced blood levels of certain types of estrogen whose increased levels a...
Flaxseed may fight breast cancer in postmenopausal women
...h food stores as a dietary supplement, may protect postmenopausal
women against breast cancer, according to a new st...nd nutrition. Slavin and her associates studied 28 postmenopausal
nuns in a convent in central Minnesota, chosen primarily because of their strict dietary practices. ...
Stem cell research is vital to finding cures for blinding diseases
...ds to discomfort for millions of people, primarily postmenopausal
women. One of the glands that produces a component of tears is called the lacrimal gland. When that gland malfunctions, it results in a dry eye condition known as "aqueous-deficient" dry eye, and the eye cannot produce enough tears. There is no cu...
Austrian scientists identify gene involved in recurrent miscarriages
...iages with a carefully matched control group of 91 postmenopausal
women who had never had a miscarriage and who had given birth at least twice. "Nitric oxide has been implicated in blood vessel disease and damage and nitric oxide synthase (NOS) is known to mediate vascular relaxation," said Professor Tempfer: "We...
Walnut consumption may reduce heart disease risk by beneficially redistributing cholesterol
...lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. The 5 men and 13 postmenopausal
women in the study averaged 60 years of age and had high serum cholesterol levels. Over a 5-1/2 month period, they consumed four diets in sequence: their habitual diet (HD), HD + walnuts , a low-fat diet (LFD), and a LFD + walnuts. Walnuts were provi...
'Why isn't the neural tube defects rate lower?,' asks March of Dimes
...tivity - the neural control of blood pressure - in postmenopausal
women. The study, published in today's issue ...or the estrogen patch, decreased nerve activity in postmenopausal
women with normal blood pressure by 30 percent. The researchers also reported a small, but statistic...
Some women may have gene sequence that reduces breast cancer risk, SFVAMC study finds
women carry a gene sequence that may lower their risk of breast cancer, according to new research from San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The intriguing results must be repeated and explored further before they will be of practical use i...
Research on bioengineered crops, global warming and a new flu vaccine will be featured at gathering of world's largest scientific society in San Diego
...der women from Alzheimer's - Soy may help protect postmenopausal
women from Alzheimer's disease. In studies with monkeys, the plant-based estrogens in soy appeared to reduce protein changes in the brain associated with Alzheimer's disease. (AGFD 79, Tuesday, April 3, 9:05 a.m. Embargoed until 9:00 a.m., April 3.) ...
Soy may reduce risk of Alzheimer's disease in postmenopausal women
...st the onset of Alzheimer's disease, especially in postmenopausal
women, according to research presented today at th...for estrogenic activity against Alzheimer's in the postmenopausal
brains of monkeys, according to Kim. "Consistent with our expectation that the soy phytoestrog...
Soy isoflavones have a modest cholesterol-lowering effect in postmenopausal women
...ted to soy isoflavones may be non-specific. The 94 postmenopausal
women who participated in the study were healthy nonsmokers who had not been taking hormone replacements or lipid-lowering medications. During a dietary adaptation period, they consumed a milk protein supplement while reducing their consumption of ot...
World's biggest study of hormone replacement therapy
...man of WISDOM Australia. "Although the benefits of postmenopausal
HRT are well established in the short-term for the...l Research Council in Australia. Dr MacLennan says postmenopausal
women in South Australia aged 50 to 69 will be contacted over the next 18 months by their general pr...
Moderate alcohol consumption increases bone mineral density in elderly women
...effect of alcohol consumption on bone was seen in postmenopausal
women who ingested >28.6 to 57.2 grams of alcohol per week, about the equivalent of 2-4 mixed drinks, glasses of wine, or cans of beer. The women had 16% greater BMD in the spine, 12% greater total body BMD, and 14% greater forearm BMD than did...
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