Tag: "postmenopausal" at medical news
Adding Progestins May Negate Heart Protection From Estrogen Replacement Therapy
...els,researchers performed a study that divided 100 postmenopausal
women into twogroups; one received ERT plus progestins and the other received no therapy. After the women had been taking the ERT plus progestins for about threeyears, researchers tested blood vessel reactivity. The test involves inflatinga ...
V. Craig Jordan Will Present Results Of Raloxifene Breast Cancer Study At
American Society For Clinical Oncology Meeting
...geles on Sunday, May 17. More than 10,000 postmenopausal
women age 41 to 80 taking EvistaR forapproximately...geted to prevent osteoporosis and heart attacks in postmenopausal
women. Jordan is a professor of cancer pharmacology at Northwestern UniversityMedical School...
New Drug Prevents Breast Cancer In Postmenopausal Women, UCSF Researchers Report
...that it may be possible toprevent breast cancer in postmenopausal
women who have no prior history of thedisease," sa...e,drastically reduced the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal
women withoutindicating an increased risk of endometrial, or uterine cancer. Other drugs inraloxife...
Guidelines Not Necessarily Guiding Physician Behavior, Study Says
... heart disease (56 percent), diabetes (37percent), postmenopausal
hormone replacement therapy (11 percent), and prematuremenopause (1 percent). "If you gave physicians a quiz on these guidelines, they'd do very well, so it'snot a matter of them not having the knowledge," says Frolkis. "But sometimes,that informati...
New Data Show Evista Reduces Spinal Fractures
...y about half the risk of newspinal fractures among postmenopausal
women after two years of treatment,according to da...reatment studies Ettinger's report analyzes 7,705 postmenopausal
women enrolled in the ongoingMultiple Outcomes of Raloxifene Evaluation (MORE) study, a double-blind...
Novel Therapy Significantly Reduces Spinal Fractures In Postmenopausal WomenWith Two Years Of Therapy
...4 months. During the MORE trial, 7705 osteoporatic postmenopausal
women (average age 66.5years old) were randomized to receive either 60 or 120 milligrams per day ofraloxifene or a matching dose of placebo. One-third of the women had one or morespinal fractures at baseline; and two-thirds had a low bone mineral den...
UCSF Study Shows For The First Time That A Drug May Reduce Risk Of Hip Fractures
By More Than Half In Women Who Have Never Had A Spine Fracture
... older women,and the incidence of GI disease among postmenopausal
women in FIT was the sameregardless of whether they received alendronate or placebo. This was true evenamong women at the highest risk for GI problems, including those age 75 orolder, with a history of upper GI disease, or those who used aspirin orno...
Study Shows Calcitonin-Salmon Nasal Spray Helps Prevent New Spinal Fractures In Women With Existing Osteoporosis
...6 percent the incidence of new spinal fractures in postmenopausal
women withosteoporosis. Dr. Charles Chesnut, professor of radiology and medicine at theUniversity of Washington in Seattle, presented results of the study at theEuropean Congress on Osteoporosis in Berlin on Sept. 14. Calcitonin-salmon is current...
Medication Offers Hope For Relief From Burning Mouth Pain
...Surgery. About 1.3 million American adults, mostly postmenopausal
women, are afflicted with burningmouth syndrome (BMS), a chronic, often debilitating condition whose cause remains a medicalmystery. Only in recent years has science begun to seek an organic basis for the intense burningpain, notes researcher Miriam ...
Signal Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Results In Preclinical Study Of Novel Drug Leads For Treatment Of Osteoporosis
...tive effects ofestrogen by inhibiting bone loss in postmenopausal
women, while avoiding some ofestrogen's adverse effects such as increased risk of breast and uterine cancer. Moreover, studies have demonstrated that some SERMs, such as Zeneca's tamoxifen(NolvadexTM) and Eli Lilly's raloxifene (EvistaTM), also have ...
Osteoporosis Drug Evista (Raloxifene) Cuts Newly Diagnosed, Invasive Breast Cancer Risk By More Than 60 Percent
...k fordeveloping breast cancer. Over 10,000 postmenopausal
women age 31 to 80 taking raloxifene for morethan ...osis and may be target to prevent heart attacks in postmenopausal
women. Raloxifene is the only selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM)available in the U...
UCSF Study Shows Drug Reduces Risk Of Spine And Hip Fractures By Half In Women With Osteoporosis
...hout spinal fractures. Because 10 to 15 percent of postmenopausal
women have spinal fractures, UCSFresearchers aimed...reduce the risk offractures in the large number of postmenopausal
women who have a low bonemineral density (BMD), and therefore thin bones, but no spinal fractures.Cu...
Soy May Decrease Cancer Risks, Wake Forest Researcher Says
...arativemedicine, said that studies he conducted in postmenopausal
monkeys showed that,as expected, estrogen replacement therapy induced cell proliferation -- a cancerprecursor -- in both the mammary glands of the breast and in endometrial tissue. But when monkeys got dietary soy such as found in tofu -- or...
More Evidence Of Possible Adverse Effects From New Hormone Use In Women With Heart Disease
...ge that hormone therapy is good for the hearts of postmenopausal
women must be considered further, said Dr. Karen A...ack, especially in the first year of treatment in postmenopausal
women with heart disease. It concluded that there was no overall cardiac benefit to hormone use in ...
Postmenopausal Women Reap Heart Benefits From Foods Containing Vitamin E
...e may bederived from food alone." In a study of 54 postmenopausal
women, a higher intake of vitamin E from foodwas linked to reduced oxidation of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL or"bad" cholesterol). This antioxidant benefit occurred only in women who did notuse supplements. When LDL becomes oxidized it c...
NICHD-Funded Researchers Show Estrogen Effects On Brain After Menopause
...w that estrogen alters brainactivation patterns in postmenopausal
women as they perform memory tasks. Accor...This finding provides importantnew information for postmenopausal
women and their physicians to consider whenmaking the complex, highly individual decision as to whet...
Heart Experts Call For Action Against Missed Opportunities To Prevent Heart Disease In Women
...py for lowering highblood levels of cholesterol in postmenopausal
women. The target blood level of high-density lip...itial drug therapy for lowering highcholesterol in postmenopausal
women if lifestyle changes, such as switching to alow-fat diet, do not prove effective. The panel n...
Postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy linked to increased risk for certain types of rarely occurring breast cancer
...A. Sellers, ofthe Mayo Clinic, studied over 37,100 postmenopausal
women in the Iowa Women'sHealth Study to determine if use of hormone replacement therapy was associatedwith subsequent risk for specific types of breast cancer. "We observed a positive, dose-response relationship between duration ofpostmenopa...
Hopkins study shows combined hormone therapy increases muscle, decreases fat in postmenopausal women
...trogen and androgen may improve body compositionin postmenopausal
women, according to results of a Johns Hopkins stu...d testosterone/estrogen supplements. Agroup of 40 postmenopausal
women took an estrogen supplement for three monthsand estrogen plus androgen for the next four month...
UCSF study finds that an osteoporosis prevention drug reduces the risk of breast cancer by 76 percent in postmenopausal women
...fene, reduced the risk of invasivebreast cancer in postmenopausal
women with osteoporosis by 76 percent afterforty m... is that it reduces the riskof breast cancer among postmenopausal
without causing an apparent increase inuterine cancer--a side effect associated with other drugs in ...
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