Navigation Links
What works for women doesn't work for men
Date:9/30/2013

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Sept. 30, 2013 Flushed face, sweating, a sudden rush of heat. The hot flash, the bane of menopausal women, also can affect men who are undergoing hormone therapy for prostate cancer.

But unlike in women, neither soy protein nor a common antidepressant provides relief for men, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Hot flashes occur in approximately 80 percent of men who are undergoing hormone manipulation as treatment for prostate cancer. Hormone therapy reduces the levels of male hormones, called androgens, to prevent them from reaching prostate cancer cells and stimulating their growth.

"Changing hormone levels cause hot flashes in both women and men, so we hoped that using soy supplements and/or an antidepressant would help reduce them in men as it does in many women," said Mara Vitolins, Dr. P.H., professor of public health sciences at Wake Forest Baptist and lead author of the study, which is published in the Sept. 30 online issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Participants in this Phase III, double-blind, multicenter study completed a seven day pre-screening phase and 12 weeks of intervention. One hundred and twenty men, ages 46 to 91, who were androgen-deprived were randomly assigned to one of four daily regimens: placebo pill and milk powder; venlafaxine, an antidepressant commonly prescribed to treat hot flashes in women, and milk powder protein; soy protein powder and placebo pill; or venlafaxine and milk powder.

Hot flash symptom severity and frequency and quality of life were assessed by the researchers.

The researchers found that neither venlafaxine nor soy protein alone or in combination reduced hot flashes in men.

"Utilizing interventions that appear effective in decreasing hot flashes in women to treat men who have hot flashes has proven to be relatively ineffective," Vitolins said.

These findings highlight the need for
'/>"/>

Contact: Marguerite Beck
marbeck@wakehealth.edu
336-716-2415
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Autism Research Group to Host “Teaching Perspective Taking to Individuals with Autism” Workshop on Nov. 6, in Westlake Village
2. Colorectal cancer screening works
3. LPL Financial Advisors at IWM Partners to Host Workshop on Health Care Reform and the Affordable Care Act Tuesday, October 1
4. The Delray Recovery Center Hosts "Integrated Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders" Workshop
5. LifeWorks Counseling Program, "It's A Girl Thing," Empowers Teen Girls; Helps Them Open Up About Body Image, Bullying and Communication Skills in Today's World
6. Dr. Gary Gordon, Ed.D., Bluewater International Managing Partner, to be Significant Contributor at Activate Networks 3rd Annual Connected Insight Summit
7. VHA SupplyNetworks® Leverage Scale to Generate Greater Cost Savings for Hospitals from West Virginia to New York
8. Craig Marcott Delivers Workshops on Special Needs Planning and More
9. Virginia Tech to host neuroscience workshop in Switzerland
10. Rehab Management Solutions Offers A New ½ Day Workshop to Help Physical & Occupational Practices Remain Compliant
11. Sofia University Hosts Exploring O’Sensei’s Aikido & Zen Calligraphy Workshop
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Mullin/Ashley Associates, Inc. , an integrated ... the Service Industry Advertising Awards 12th annual national competition. , The awards ... University of Maryland Shore Regional Health. , A Gold Award was won by ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Google recently announced that it will be disclosing any incidents ... a June 8, 2015 article published by Nasdaq , the powerful tech company ... its computer-driven cars, which such industry players as Tesla CEO Elon Musk believe may ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... July 30, 2015 , ... " ... which takes a look at small, medium, and large businesses making an impact ... conducted the business review and shared with viewers how DevExpress has provided software ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... 2015 , ... 24/7 Care At Home, a high-quality provider of comprehensive home ... the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) have awarded its agency the highest star ... At Home’s agency is one of three top Orange County agencies to earn the ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... July 30, 2015 , ... The need for accessibility is never greater ... comfort to patients as well as visiting friends and family during these critical moments, ... , The stations - powered by ChargeItSpot , a Philadelphia-based startup that recently ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Mullin/Ashley Associates Takes Home Wins for Three Clients in the Service Industry Advertising Awards Annual Competition 2Health News:Mullin/Ashley Associates Takes Home Wins for Three Clients in the Service Industry Advertising Awards Annual Competition 3Health News:New Google Policy on Reporting Driverless Auto Accidents Points Out Growing Complexity of Personal Injury Law in the 21st Century, Says Law Offices of Burg and Brock 2Health News:New Google Policy on Reporting Driverless Auto Accidents Points Out Growing Complexity of Personal Injury Law in the 21st Century, Says Law Offices of Burg and Brock 3Health News:Software to Develop High-Performance Data-Driven Apps was Featured on NewsWatch Television 2Health News:24/7 Care At Home Earns a 5-Star Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) 2Health News:Hospitals Add Phone Charging Stations as an Amenity for Patients and Visitors 2
... A toxic pollutant spread by oil spills, forest fires ... and may represent a second way in which smoking ... the annual meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society in ... University of Rochester Medical Center identified one ingredient in ...
... Whitemark Homes, Inc.,(OTC Bulletin Board: WTMK), ... letter of,intent to acquire Metiscan Holdings, Inc. ... owned subsidiary Metiscan Technologies, Inc.,headquartered in Dallas, ... products and services that streamline the management ...
... SpectraScience, Inc. (OTC,Bulletin Board: SCIE), a San Diego ... placed its LUMA Cervical Imaging System to detect,pre-cancers ... the,direction of Dr. Stephen Poliakoff., The LUMA ... detection of high-grade precancerous cervical abnormalities that have,the ...
... Vapotherm, the,global leader in High Flow Oxygen ... Robert Storey earned Maryland,s 2008 International,Business Leadership Award ... one of seven winners selected by the WTCI ... international,business. The award will be presented to Storey ...
... a result of mutations in a given cell that ... the University of Helsinki, Finland, has demonstrated that in ... development are mutations in the smooth muscle cells, previously ... of interactions between tissue types, and open up possibilities ...
... partner, DNA Research, officially launches Suracell ... expected to open soon, SOUTH ORANGE, N.J., ... leading provider of genetically directed,personalized age management programs, ... of worldwide partnerships to bring its cutting edge ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Toxins in cigarette smoke prevent stem cells from becoming cartilage 2Health News:Toxins in cigarette smoke prevent stem cells from becoming cartilage 3Health News:Whitemark Homes Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Metiscan Holdings, Inc. 2Health News:South Florida Gynecologic Oncologists Begin Using LUMA(R) Cervical Pre-Cancer Imaging Device 2Health News:South Florida Gynecologic Oncologists Begin Using LUMA(R) Cervical Pre-Cancer Imaging Device 3Health News:Anti-Aging/Genetic Health Leader Suracell, Inc. Expands Internationally 2
(Date:7/30/2015)... 30, 2015  Cleveland Clinic President Wael Barsoum ... last month that industry is compelled to adopt declining ... the efficiencies—and develop the transformational innovations -- required to ... were preceded by Doug Kohrs , past President ... who stressed that industry must add "episode of care," ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... July 30, 2015 ... report with market overview, trends, DRO analysis, ... analysis, recent developments, competitive scenario and top ... Insight: Biosensors Market Development and Demand Forecast ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150727/756778 ) Explore more about ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... July 30, 2015 Vermillion, Inc. ... gynecologic disease, announced today it will report ... the market close on Thursday, August 13, ... and webcast at 4:30pm Eastern.Conference Call and ... 4:30pm Eastern/1:30pm Pacific  Domestic: , ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Orthopaedic Surgery Reimbursement Shifts to Episode of Care 2Global Biosensors Market (Size of $12,964 Million in 2014) to Witness 10% CAGR During 2015 - 2020 2Global Biosensors Market (Size of $12,964 Million in 2014) to Witness 10% CAGR During 2015 - 2020 3Global Biosensors Market (Size of $12,964 Million in 2014) to Witness 10% CAGR During 2015 - 2020 4Global Biosensors Market (Size of $12,964 Million in 2014) to Witness 10% CAGR During 2015 - 2020 5
... $5 Million Payment from Roche- , , ... (Nasdaq: MEMY ) today announced that it has ... R3487/MEM 3454, its lead alpha-7 nicotinic receptor agonist, in cognitive ... 212 patients in the Phase 2 trial, triggering a $5.0 ...
... MALVERN, Pa., Nov. 18 Arlington Medical Resources (AMR), ... diagnostic,imaging industries, finds that over $10 million of CSL ... quarter of 2008. Privigen is the newest,brand of intravenous ... of 2008. IVIG is a product created from the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Memory Pharmaceuticals Achieves Enrollment Goal for Phase 2 Study of MEM 3454 in Cognitive Impairment Associated With Schizophrenia 2Memory Pharmaceuticals Achieves Enrollment Goal for Phase 2 Study of MEM 3454 in Cognitive Impairment Associated With Schizophrenia 3Over $10 Million of CSL Behring's Privigen Was Sold in the U.S. During the Third Quarter of 2008 2
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
Medicine Products: