Navigation Links
Cognitive Impairment or Dementia Risk, Pronounced with Ovary loss

A study conducted on 2500 patients has suggested that women who have their ovaries removed may face an enhanced risk of dementia. A Mayo Clinic, Minnesota team has revealed that young women //who have had either of their ovaries removed by the age of 38, face a risk enhanced by 260%. The findings have been published in the American Academy of Neurology.

Researchers have zeroed in on the possible reason for this which could be loss of the female sex hormone estrogen that prevents ageing. Women who are in the risk category for ovarian cancer may also carry a potential risk of dementia.

The researchers monitored 1,209 women who had both ovaries removed, and 1,302 who had one removed, between 1950 and 1987. The analysis was compared with a similar number of women who had not undergone surgery. It was found that women who had been operated stood a 40% chance of suffering cognitive impairment or dementia as compared to those in the healthy control group.

Lead researcher Dr Walter Rocca confirmed that women who have both ovaries removed received estrogen replacement therapy (HRT). But there are chances the treatment would have been discontinued especially in cases where the patient was very young at the time of the surgery.

To quote Dr.Rocca, "Like any medical or surgical decision, there is a trade between risk and benefit. Our findings are important for situations where the removal of the ovaries is elective - that is, conducted to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer."

Henry Scowcroft, of the charity Cancer Research UK, said: "Removing the ovaries is only done when absolutely necessary. It is important to bear this in mind when considering the theoretical risk of possible future problems. These results have not yet been published in a peer-reviewed journal so it is difficult to comment on the relative risks involved."

Dr Susanne Sorensen, head of research at the Alzheimer's Society, said “These results agai n seem to indicate that there may be a link between the lack of estrogen and the development of dementia, although the researchers state that the link may be more complex than thought earlier."


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Women With Diabetes At Increased Risk Of Developing Cognitive Impairment
2. Physical Activity Good For Developing Cognitive Skills
3. Cognitive rehabilitation holds promise for schizophrenic brain function improvements
4. Suicidal Tendencies May Be Treated With Cognitive Therapy
5. Blood Pressure Later Leads to Cognitive Problems
6. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Seen To Be Effective Against Back Pain
7. Anticholinergic Medicines Result In Cognitive Impairment
8. Cognitive deterioration in the older generation can be prevented by modifying the lifestyle
9. Fetal Neural Grafts Improves Motor and Cognitive Function in Huntington Patients
10. High Blood Pressure Leads to Rusting of Cognitive Skills
11. Older Women Who Are Avid Watchers of the Tube Have Cognitive Difficulties
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/29/2017)... ... , ... CHARM CITY RUN WELCOMES MERCY MEDICAL CENTER AS , BALTIMORE WOMEN’S ... serve as the official title sponsor of the Baltimore Women’s Classic, the largest all ... women will walk or run the course around the Baltimore Inner Harbor. Mercy has ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... March 29, 2017 , ... Wells Pharmacy Network, a ... at the upcoming World Congress, in Hollywood Florida April 6-8, 2017. , Ben ... the visionary leader in the training of physicians, scientists, and members of the ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... March 29, 2017 , ... ... FASTBRACES® in Carnegie, OK, from Dr. Jamie Cameron, with or without a ... compared to traditional orthodontic treatment. Depending on each patient’s case, treatment with the ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... March 29, 2017 , ... Altima Technologies, Inc., the ... and data center assets and audio-video devices has recently updated its Visio Stencils ... for free and download shapes and stencils from http://www.VisioStencils.com. , New ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... Yorba Linda, Ca (PRWEB) , ... March 29, ... ... a standard process in many scientific laboratories. The assembly protocols involve many repetitive ... is well suited for automation, which enables the high-throughput needed, and results in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/29/2017)... DUBLIN , Mar. 29, 2017 Research and ... Market, Reimbursement Policy, Patients Treated at Proton Therapy Centers & Forecast" ... ... 2021 from its current market size in 2016. The Untapped Proton Therapy ... than 1 Billion USD in 2016. Proton Therapy plays ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... 2017  Zynex (OTCQB: ZYXI), an innovative medical technology company ... devices for pain management, stroke rehabilitation, cardiac monitoring and ... Company,s 2016 full-year investor webcast on Monday, April 3, 2017 at 9:00 ... Company expects to file its 2016 full year financial ... ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... March 29, 2017 According to a new market ... (Gas-Filled Detectors, Geiger Muller, Survey Meter, Solid-State), Products (Personal Dosimeters, OSL, Badges), ... published by MarketsandMarkets, the market is expected to reach USD 1,215.4 Million ... 6.5% from 2016 to 2021. Continue Reading ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: