Cartoon – Hormone Therapy and Dementia




I get to tolerate menopausal symptoms or become demented while on hormone replacement therapy. So, spare me your complaining about hair loss.

A new study published in the Annals of Neurology finds that hormone therapy may be beneficial against dementia for women in midlife (mean age, 48.7 years), but an increased risk for those taking hormone therapy in later life (mean age, 76 years).

Reference

Whitmer, R., Quesenberry, C., Zhou, J., & Yaffe, K. (2010). Timing of hormone therapy and dementia: The critical window theory revisited Annals of Neurology DOI: 10.1002/ana.22239

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Shaheen E Lakhan, MD, PhD, MEd, MS

Shaheen E Lakhan, MD, PhD, MEd, MS, is a board-certified neurologist, pain medicine specialist, medical educator, and executive director of the Global Neuroscience Initiative Foundation (GNIF). He is a published scholar in biomarkers, biotechnology, education technology, and neurology. He serves on the editorial board of several scholarly publications and has been honored by the U.S. President and Congress.
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