Navigation Links
Hormones May Help Shield Women from Parkinson's
Date:2/25/2009

But protection limited to natural hormones, not HRT, researchers note

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) -- A women's own reproductive hormones may help protect her from developing Parkinson's disease, a new study finds.

Women with a longer fertile lifespan (the time from first menstruation to menopause) have a lower risk of the neurological disease, according to the findings released Wednesday and scheduled to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's annual meeting in late April in Seattle.

Hormone replacement therapy did not seem to add any level of protection, the researchers noted.

"These findings suggest that longer duration of exposure to the body's own [endogenous] hormones may help protect the brain cells that are affected by Parkinson's disease," study author Dr. Rachel Saunders-Pullman, of Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, said in a news release from the American Academy of Neurology.

Researchers have long believed a women's hormones may affect her chances of developing the disease. Parkinson's is much more common in men than women.

The study, which looked at nearly 82,000 postmenopausal women, also found that women with four or more pregnancies had a 20 percent greater risk developing Parkinson's than women with fewer pregnancies, a finding that Saunders-Pullman said needed more study.

Women who had hysterectomies (known as "menopause from surgery") had nearly double the odds of developing Parkinson's if they had used hormone therapy before surgery, compared to if they had never taken hormone therapy. No change in risk was apparent for those who used hormone therapy during their natural menopause.

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has more about Parkinson's disease .



-- Kevin McKeever



SOURCE: American Academy of Neurology, news release, Feb. 25, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Reduce Stress Hormones to Beat Sleep Problems
2. Experts call for better research into link between womens hormones and mood disorders
3. FDA Asserts New Policy to Restrict Womens Access to Bioidentical Hormones
4. Sex Hormones Dont Seem to Affect Prostate Cancer Risk
5. Heart Hormones Beat Back Cancers in Mice
6. ENDO 08: Latest news on hormones, steroids, obesity, diabetes and more
7. Patients, Doctors, Pharmacists Praise Bipartisan House Resolution on Compounded Hormones Containing Estriol
8. Menopause: Hot Flashes Can Be Reduced 90% without Hormones
9. Age alone should not be used to determine whether to treat prostate cancer with hormones
10. Breast Cancer Action Targets Yoplait in Think Before You Pink Campaign; Calls for Yogurt Without Artificial Hormones
11. Hormones May Be to Blame for Womens Cavity Rates
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Hormones May Help Shield Women from Parkinson's
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... 26, 2017 , ... Boar’s Head Brand®, one of the ... Day entertaining that are sure to satisfy your guests’ flavor cravings, while adding ... cheeses featured in these refreshingly balanced recipes are packed with flavor, creating the ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... May 26, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The ... is focusing on the Peace Agreements being discussed by President Donald Trump and the ... race to try to speed up peace talks in the continuous battle between Israel ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... May 26, 2017 , ... “When the Stars Lead Home”: ... the creation of published author Laura Weigel Douglas, an avid reader who lives in ... house that sometimes feels like Green Hills Adventure Camp. She couldn’t be more grateful. ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2017 , ... “Cactus Jack: ... had on so many others. “Cactus Jack: Against All Odds” is the creation ... Walter D. Hubbard is married to Jack Carlisle’s third child Jane. Walter. ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Dr. Alan I. Benvenisty, MD is dual board certified in ... known for his distinguished expertise and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular ... treating renovascular disease and aortic aneurysm . He is known for his minimally ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/11/2017)... 11, 2017  Thornhill Research Inc. ( ... an $8,049,024 USD five-year, firm-fixed-priced, indefinite-quantity/indefinite-delivery contract by ... Commercial Corporation (CCC) ( Ottawa, Ontario, Canada ... administer general anesthesia to patients requiring emergency medical ... US Marine Corps have been a longtime partner ...
(Date:5/10/2017)... 10, 2017 Global Health Intelligence (GHI), ... America , published its 2017 ranking of the ... on extensive data analysis from GHI,s hospitals database for ... for the region. The GHI database covers 86% of the ... than 130 data points for each institution in key areas ...
(Date:5/10/2017)... May 10, 2017 Radiology has become the ... costs have also spiraled to the number one ranking ... radiology than ever before as the most complete and ... patient with lower back pain an MRI may confirm ... for pain, resulting in entirely different treatment protocols.  In ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: