The realization that conventional hormone replacement therapy increased cancer and heart disease risk was a devastating blow to millions of women who were desperately seeking relief from hot flashes, brittle bones, and weight gain. Fortunately, today there’s another option that is quite effective and much safer.
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Niacin ineffective at reducing cardiovascular events
Niacin is a B vitamin that has been used for many years to lower markers of cardiovascular risks, including LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and triglycerides. However, taking niacin does not lower the risk of cardiovascular events, such as heart attack and stroke, according to study findings
Long-term treatment with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy naturally lessens menopausal women’s depression and anxiety symptoms along with other classic menopausal complaints—safely and without side effects.
Cardiovascular disease linked with higher risk of cognitive decline (Apr., 2)
Factors other than dementia may affect your memory (Dec., 3)
Memory aids can help compensate for mild cognitive impairment (Jan., 3)
New tests for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease (Oct., 6)
What PET scans and other imaging tests reveal about brain health
Hormone Therapy Linked With Healthier Bones
Postmenopausal women who are treated with hormone therapy (HT) to ease menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes, have better bone mass and structure than women who don’t take HT, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Researchers used dual
Newsbriefs: Shingles & Stroke, Heart Attack Risk; Depression & Chronic Pain; Garlic Breath; Menopause
Shingles Increases Short-Term Risk of Stroke and Heart Attack
Herpes zoster, also known as shingles, is associated with an increased risk of stroke and heart attack, according to a study of Medicare beneficiaries conducted at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The research team identified 42,954 adults over age
Tamoxifen Helps Limit the Spread of Breast Cancer
About five percent of women with breast cancer are diagnosed with a tumor in their other breast within 10 years of their initial diagnosis. But a new study (JAMA Oncology, Oct. 6, 2016) suggests that tamoxifen (Novaldex®), and medications from another class of
Beneficial bacteria may help lower blood pressure.
Naturally occurring “good” bacteria, known as probiotics, when consumed in foods such as yogurt and taken as supplements can balance the gut flora and eliminate many digestive issues. Now it appears probiotics also may help lower blood pressure. Researchers in Australia reviewed nine studies
Most experts agree that most adults need seven to nine hours of sleep each night to maintain their health. Unfortunately, many older adults have problems falling asleep, staying asleep or getting quality sleep. Sleep becomes more fragmented as we age, and we’re more easily roused—two factors that often prevent us