Navigation Links
HRT: A Boost for Libido, But Not Memory
Date:9/24/2007

Study of younger menopausal women found no difference in cognition between hormones and placebo

MONDAY, Sept. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Giving hormone therapy to women in the first few years after menopause doesn't improve memory, although it does seem to increase sexual interest, a new study found.

The study looked specifically at combined hormone therapy, meaning estrogen plus progesterone, suggesting that progesterone could be the active factor.

"It's saying the progesterone is good for sexuality but probably not so good for cognition," said Pauline Maki, lead author of the study and associate professor of psychiatry and psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. "But that's not to say that other progestins wouldn't be good for cognition."

The study was funded by Wyeth, which makes the hormone formulation Prempro. The results are published in the Sept. 25 issue of the journal Neurology.

Experts have long suspected that the natural hormonal changes associated with menopause may contribute to memory problems.

Several trials have reported that estrogen therapy might help alleviate these problems in younger postmenopausal women. And trials in older women -- 65 and over -- found negative or neutral effects, but these trials looked at combined estrogen and progesterone therapy.

Only one study has looked at combined hormone therapy on women under the age of 65. It found a beneficial effect on memory, but in a small sample of women.

The landmark Women's Health Initiative (WHI) Memory Study, released in 2004, found that estrogen on its own did not protect women from normal declines in cognitive function.

"There are a number of studies suggesting that estrogen alone improves memory functioning in women who are surgically menopausal," Maki said. "The question is what does estrogen plus progesterone do for women who are not surgically menopausal?"


'/>"/>
Copyright©2007 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Spirulina may be the next immune boost on the block
2. New drug helps boost cancer treatment
3. A boost to quit smoking
4. Hepatitis G May Boost HIV Survival
5. Drug Combinations May Boost Stroke Risk
6. Myth of female impotence created to boost sales
7. Reduced Fatigue Boosts Mental Health
8. Therapy Boosts Chemotherapy Effects
9. Need for Hepatitis Booster Questioned
10. Vasopressin Found To Boost Survival In Sudden Cardiac arrest
11. Exercising To Music Found To Boost Brain Power
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/1/2014)... the adage that encourages people to keep their "eyes ... comes to exercise. When walking, staying focused on a ... appear shorter and help people walk there faster, psychology ... to walking while looking around the environment naturally, offers ... , "People are less interested in exercise if physical ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... October 01, 2014 Marriagelifeinsurance.com has ... life insurance for retired couples. , Senior citizens ... financial security for their loved ones. A joint policy ... insured persons pass away. , Life insurance can ... life insurance can even be purchased online, as the ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... Bedros Keuilian is not only the founder ... camps, he’s also considered the leading expert on marketing ... business summits, a line of high-demand fitness marketing systems ... Spike TV reality show to his name. , With ... for personal trainers and fitness business owners to focus ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... 2014 First Warning Systems, a pioneer ... changes throughout the body, announced the company is changing ... the company’s breadth of upcoming product releases. The initial ... technology. , “Our initial focus will be an ‘Internet ... abnormal circadian cellular changes over time,” said Rob Royea, ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... ATLANTA (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 ... executive networking and relationship-marketing firm, announced today ... Security Executive® and Project of the Year ... decision makers representing organizations in financial services, ... include large-scale technology endeavors that address key ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Keeping your eyes on the prize can help with exercise, NYU study finds 2Health News:Keeping your eyes on the prize can help with exercise, NYU study finds 3Health News:Elderly Life Insurance - Find Life Insurance for Retired Couples! 2Health News:Bedros Keuilian Shares Tips on Selling Personal Training for the Holidays 2Health News:Bedros Keuilian Shares Tips on Selling Personal Training for the Holidays 3Health News:First Warning Systems Changes Name to Cyrcadia Health to Better Reflect Core Competency and Goals of Company 2Health News:First Warning Systems Changes Name to Cyrcadia Health to Better Reflect Core Competency and Goals of Company 3Health News:First Warning Systems Changes Name to Cyrcadia Health to Better Reflect Core Competency and Goals of Company 4Health News:T.E.N. Announces Nominees for the 2014 ISE® North America Awards; People’s Choice Award voting now open to industry at large 2Health News:T.E.N. Announces Nominees for the 2014 ISE® North America Awards; People’s Choice Award voting now open to industry at large 3Health News:T.E.N. Announces Nominees for the 2014 ISE® North America Awards; People’s Choice Award voting now open to industry at large 4Health News:T.E.N. Announces Nominees for the 2014 ISE® North America Awards; People’s Choice Award voting now open to industry at large 5Health News:T.E.N. Announces Nominees for the 2014 ISE® North America Awards; People’s Choice Award voting now open to industry at large 6Health News:T.E.N. Announces Nominees for the 2014 ISE® North America Awards; People’s Choice Award voting now open to industry at large 7
... gathering,June 28th to kick off an unusual bus tour. ... her family and friends, and the,VoteHealthcare.org Bandwagon Tour. They,re ... about America,s health care system., Kathie is an ... in,our health care system the hard way. First, her ...
... with Patient Outcome in Neuroblastoma , Expression of ... patients whose tumors lacked CHD5 expression were more likely ... patients whose tumors expressed CHD5. , Neuroblastoma tumors often ... arm of chromosome 1, called 1p36.31. Garrett Brodeur, M.D., ...
... June 24 Blue Cross and Blue Shield,of Illinois ... for,disaster recovery services in areas affected by the current ... hearts go out to the thousands of people who ... by the floods," Paul S. Boulis, BCBSIL,president, said. "Nearly ...
... Inc.,(Nasdaq: SPCHA , SPCHB) is proud to celebrate ... located at 11801 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles,CA 90025. ... A grand opening celebration and sale is scheduled for ... celebrity appearances,sports demonstrations, and free giveaways. On Friday, Saturday ...
... caused some machines to turn off, others to malfunction ... magic little devices that allow you to enter your ... with the operation of critical medical equipment in a ... actual patients, Dutch scientists found that the radio frequency ...
... assistance programs showed that providing prescription drug coverage ... Moreover, needy seniors enrolled in the programs were ... home admissions in half, according to the Brandeis ... implemented state pharmacy assistance programs with joint federal ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Mom and Purple Bus Kick-off VoteHealthcare.org Bandwagon Tour 2Health News:Also in the June 24 JNCI 2Health News:Also in the June 24 JNCI 3Health News:Also in the June 24 JNCI 4Health News:Also in the June 24 JNCI 5Health News:Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Donates $25,000 to American Red Cross for Flood Disaster Recovery 2Health News:Sport Chalet Opens Store in West Los Angeles 2Health News:Radio-Wave Devices May Play Havoc With Medical Equipment 2Health News:Radio-Wave Devices May Play Havoc With Medical Equipment 3Health News:Savings help the medicine go down 2
(Date:10/1/2014)... 1, 2014 Trovagene, Inc., (NASDAQ:  TROV) ... that Eli Diamond , MD, Assistant Attending ... presented clinical data from an ongoing study demonstrating ... for the determination of oncogene mutational status in ... results were presented to both treating physicians and ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... SAN DIEGO , Oct. 1, 2014   ... today the appointment of J. Patrick Ravenel ... years of enterprise software and systems experience and a ... Fortune 500 companies. "Patrick has been ... class software and systems and is known industry-wide for ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... 2014 Quantum Materials Corp (OTCQB:QTMM) today ... photoactive quantum dots for use in next-generation ... advantages for solar power generation, the high cost ... dots with which to develop thin film solar ... utilization and acceptance. The company is also seeking ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Clinical Performance of Trovagene's Precision Cancer Monitoring Platform Presented at Second Annual International ECD Medical Symposium 2Clinical Performance of Trovagene's Precision Cancer Monitoring Platform Presented at Second Annual International ECD Medical Symposium 3Clinical Performance of Trovagene's Precision Cancer Monitoring Platform Presented at Second Annual International ECD Medical Symposium 4Cypher Genomics Appoints J. Patrick Ravenel Chief Technology Officer 2Quantum Materials Scaling Up Photoactive Quantum Dot Production for Solar Power Generation 2Quantum Materials Scaling Up Photoactive Quantum Dot Production for Solar Power Generation 3
80 inch PVC tubing with connectors and 19 gauge straight, beveled cannula. Fits Bausch & Lomb Surgical cassettes. Allows the safe removal of silicone oil in 10 minutes or less. 3/Box...
... gauge, 25 mm cannula with 30 gauge, 4.76 ... mm flattened tip. Cannula is attached to a ... ID x 8 inch long), for use with ... other vitreo-retinal membranes using visco elastic materials. Flattened, ...
20 gauge x 25 mm cannula with 30 degree x 5 mm tip. 30 gauge cannula extends into hub 2 mm from end of hub. 10 per box....
Developed for oculoplastic procedures for corneal and scleral protection. Dimensions enable protector to rest on the sclera and not on the cornea. Easily removed with Bishop-Harmon Forceps. Individua...
Medicine Products: