Navigation Links
Low-Dose Hormones Help the Bones

Osteoporosis is a major cause of disability in older women. Estrogen therapy is often prescribed to prevent osteoporosis. However, many women are reluctant// to take hormone therapy because of the increased risk of breast cancer, heart disease, stroke and deep vein blood clots. Now, new research finds a lower dosage of estrogen increases bone density in women without possibly causing the problems typically associated with the standard dose of estrogen therapy.

For the study, researchers from the University of Connecticut investigated the effects of one quarter of the dose of estrogen typically prescribed for conventional hormone therapy. Researchers included 167 women older than 65 in the study. The women were randomly assigned to receive the smaller amount of estrogen or placebo. Researchers measured the bone mineral density of the hip, spine, wrist and the total body every year for three years. They also looked at markers for bone resorption and bone formation during the study.

Researchers found women who were on the low dose of estrogen had an increase in their bone mineral density at all the sites measured compared to women on the placebo. They found the markers for bone loss were also significantly decreased in women taking the low-dose estrogen compared to the placebo group. Furthermore, researchers report the number of adverse effects was similar in both groups.

Study authors conclude these results show a low dose of estrogen is effective at preventing bone loss. They hypothesize that lowering the dose of estrogen may also reduce the number of adverse events.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Low-Dose Oral Contraceptives May Increase Risk For Heart Attack Or Stroke
2. FDA To Reconsider Standards for Reviewing Low-Dose Oral Contraceptives
3. Low-Dose Steroids Reduce Joint Damage From Rheumatoid Arthritis
4. Hormones Linked To Migraines
5. Hormones do not guard against heart failure
6. Hormones A Predictor Of Heart Problems
7. Link Between Sex Hormones And Risk Of Breast Cancer
8. Debating The Link Between Sex Hormones And Multiple Sclerosis
9. Teenagers Using Hormones And Dietary Supplements To Good Physique
10. Researchers Purify Protein That Could Regulate Male Hormones
11. Hunger Hormones And Postoperative Obesity Surgery
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/6/2016)... ... 2016 , ... TopConsumerReviews.com recently gave a best-in-class 5 star rating to SpinLife, ... freedom to people who need help getting around. For some, advancing age has led ... of rehabilitation after an illness or accident. There is a wide variety of scooters, ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... ... December 06, 2016 , ... ... magazine’s 2017 Training Top 125 for their industry leading training methods that engage ... recognizes USA as among the global elite in employer-sponsored training and development programs. ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... Austin, TX (PRWEB) , ... December 05, 2016 ... ... Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, is excited to announce the arrival of the ... hybrid fractional laser, with the ability to use tunable non-ablative and ablative wavelengths ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... ... 05, 2016 , ... SyncDog, Inc., the leading ISV for ... leading online tech news platform connecting technology innovators with news, experience, and knowledge ... state of enterprise mobility security today, and how the SyncDog SentinelSecure™ product line ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... ... December 05, 2016 , ... ... with leading global lifestyle design firm kathy ireland® Worldwide for five additional years, ... Worldwide entered into an exclusive licensing agreement three years ago to design and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/5/2016)... -- Sanovas, Inc., a life science asset holding ... its wholly owned subsidiary, Intubation Science, Inc., and its LightSpeed ... - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161202/445251LOGO   ... Sanovas, Inc. ... There are over 40 million Endotracheal Intubations performed ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... and Gateway Health proudly announce a dynamic collaboration that will ... members with specific high risk needs. In an ... of consumers, Wellbridge combines technology and population expertise with a ... daily behaviors and lifestyle. ... , , "Dealing ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... FRANCISCO , Dec. 5, 2016  Recently ... a methylation age predictor, known as Horvath,s Clock. ... offering a sample analysis service to academic and ... of any human sample, other than sperm. The ... to accurately estimate biological age versus chronological age ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: