Menopause

Taking statins after the menopause 'linked to increased diabetes risk'

Postmenopausal patients may be at greater risk of developing diabetes mellitus (DM) if they take statins, women's health research has shown. Scientists from Rochester Methodist Hospital, the Mayo Clinic, in Minnesota, US, analysed data from the nation's Women's Health Initiative...

Drug given to postmenopausal women 'may reduce risk of colorectal cancer'

A new study into women's health has discovered a link between certain drugs taken by postmenopausal females and the risk of death from colorectal cancer...

Vitamin D-rich diet 'important for menopausal women'

Eating a healthy diet rich in vitamin D is particularly important during the menopause, a women's health study has found...

Oestrogen could be good for women who hit the menopause early

Oestrogen could be helpful for people who hit the menopause earlier than usual, a women's health study has found. Mayo Clinic researchers in Minnesota in the US discovered the hormone could protect females who have already been through the change before the age of 50 from strokes...

Soy protein 'could reduce coronary heart disease in menopausal women'

Soy protein can reduce the risk of clogged arteries among menopausal women, a recent women's health study published in the November 2011 issue of Stroke has shown...

Menopause 'does not increase heart disease mortality rates'

Women's health does not simply deteriorate after they have been through the menopause, the reuslts of a new study suggest. Conducted by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore in the US, research found the risk of a female dying from heart disease increases gradually as...

Report discusses role of soy for peri and postmenopausal women

A recent report has discussed the role that soy can play in a variety of areas of women's health . The report, from the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) and Wulf H Utian Translational Science Symposium, supported using the item in general medical treatment for the vasomotor symptoms of...

Post-menopausal women should consume protein 'to avoid losing muscle when dieting'

Post-menopausal women who are trying to lose weight should try to consume protein to maintain their muscles and physical function, a new US study suggests.

Soy 'does not affect bone loss after menopause'

Soy does not help to alleviate menopausal symptoms, such as bone density loss or hot flushes, new research shows. Scientists from the US carried out a controlled study including around 250 women going through the menopause.

Prolonged oestrogen deprivation 'impacts on stroke protection'

Prolonged oestrogen deprivation can reduce the number of brain receptors for the hormone, new research shows. As well as this, it affects the body's ability to prevent strokes, researchers from the US claim. They said this damage can be prevented if oestrogen replacement begins soon after...