Menopause News and Research

What Do the Revised Physical Activity Guidelines Mean for You?
11/26/2018 - Revised physical activity guidelines indicate that any and all physical activity is essential to promoting good health, especially for those with metabolic syndrome, obesity, diabetes, and to improve balance..
Estrogen Therapy Is Underused in Women in Their 40s and 50s, Due to Outdated Thinking
05/14/2017 - Many women, and even some doctors, are basing fears of estrogen therapy (ET) on outdated research and are underutilizing estrogen when it’s safely indicated to ease menopausal symptoms in women in their 40s, 50s, according to research presented at the 26th Annual meeting of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.  
Endocrine Society Warns Against Use of Custom Compounded Bioidentical Hormones
04/06/2016 - Doctors should avoid prescribing compounded hormone medications to treat menopausal symptoms, female sexual dysfunction and other hormonal conditions, according to a recent scientific statement by the Endocrine Society.   
Exercise Reduces Hot Flashes and Other Menopause Symptoms
03/04/2016 - Leading a sedentary life is linked to more severe hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms, according to a new study that surveyed women in Central and South America.
Earlier Age at Menopause Linked to Chemicals in Common Household Products and the Environment
05/03/2015 - Women with high levels of certain chemicals in their body experience menopause 2 to 4 years earlier than women with lower levels of chemicals known as endocrine-disrupting chemicals. These chemicals are found in the environment as well as common household items and beauty products.
Osteoporosis drug may extend survival in older, not younger, breast cancer patients
10/09/2011 - Though initially approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use among osteoporosis patients, zoledronic acid may double as a life-extending therapy for older women with breast cancer.
Researchers explain history of clinical concept of osteoporosis
08/08/2011 - The concept of osteoporosis as a preventable, human-centric disease is a relatively new notion with a long formative history, one that a pair of Norwegian recently spelled out in an issue of the journal Science, Technology and Human Values.
Extent of facial wrinkles may indicate postmenopausal osteoporosis risk
06/05/2011 - Recent scientific inquiry conducted at Phoenix's Kronos Longevity Research Institute has indicated that the severity of a postmenopausal woman's facial wrinkles may predict her risk of osteoporosis.
Broken ankles do not necessarily indicate osteoporotic fracture risk among aging women
05/25/2011 - Though a number of studies have associated hip and vertebral pressure fractures with an increased likelihood of osteoporosis, a new study from a team of Canadian researchers indicated that broken ankles do not confer a greater risk of subsequent osteoporotic fractures among women age 50 or older.
Trial finds that osteoporosis drug increases bone turnover but does not lower fracture risk
05/09/2011 - A study conducted by a group of Japanese bone researchers has found that the osteoporosis drug bazedoxifene, which is still in development, stimulates bone turnover but does not decrease fracture risk in postmenopausal women.
Compounds in green tea may slow postmenopausal bone loss, osteoporosis
04/10/2011 - A growing body of research suggests that consuming polyphenols, like those found in green tea, may help postmenopausal women preserve bone density and slow the onset of osteoporosis.
Mathematical model predicts increase in postmenopausal osteoporosis fractures by 2020
04/06/2011 - Researchers in Sweden and the UK have released a report that predicts a general increase of osteoporosis-related injuries over the next decade among aging women.
Study measures effect of timed osteoporosis treatment on bone remodeling
04/04/2011 - Researchers in the Czech Republic recently tested the effect of timed osteoporosis medication injections on the daily rhythm of bone turnover among postmenopausal women.
Researchers review causes of osteoporosis
03/21/2011 - Besides aging and calcium deficiency, what causes osteoporosis? A pair of physicians associated with the Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale Unite in Paris recently laid out the known intrinsic and external causes of osteoporosis.
Changing cooking oil may benefit postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes
03/21/2011 - A daily dose of safflower cooking oil may help postmenopausal women who suffer from type 2 diabetes improve many of the symptoms of their condition, according to a new study from Ohio State University researchers.
Bisphosphonates reduce osteoporosis, not plaque, researchers say
03/13/2011 - A team of dental researchers has determined that the use of a class of anti-osteoporosis drugs appears to reduce periodontal disease but not plaque in postmenopausal women.
Study: Arzoxifene beats raloxifene in treating postmenopausal osteoporosis
03/10/2011 - An international team of researchers has announced that arzoxifene is more effective than raloxifene in treating osteoporosis among postmenopausal women.
Task force recommends new osteoporosis screening protocols
03/09/2011 - A government task force organized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released new guidelines concerning the age at which Americans should begin getting regularly screened for osteoporosis.
Study shows new treatment may help postmenopausal women with osteoporosis
10/25/2010 - Recent data from two studies shows that zoledronic acid is effective at reducing fracture risk in postmenopausal women. Endocrine Today reports that results of a study of more than 1,200 postmenopausal osteoporotic women show that annual doses of zoledronic acid maintained bone mineral density (BMD) for six years.
New test may determine early menopause and help women prevent osteoporosis
10/18/2010 - The first research from the Breakthrough Generations Study, which was recently published in Human Molecular Genetics, could predict early menopause. Although early menopause is associated with a decreased risk of breast cancer, women who experience this change are susceptible to other health problems including osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease and a reduction in fertility.
Hyperthyroidism may lead to increased osteoporosis risk in premenopausal women
09/20/2010 - The most recent issues of Nutrition & Metabolism features a study on hyperthyroidism and its relation to reduced bone mineral density (BMD) and increased fracture risk in postmenopausal women. Researchers from the Department of Endocrinology at the National University Hospital in Copenhagen, Denmark found that thyroid hormones and thyroid autoantibodies may have an effect on BMD in premenopausal women.
 

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