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Menopause
 
Fat Near the Heart a Hazard for Postmenopausal Women...
SOURCES: Samar El Khoudary, Ph.D., M.P.H., assistant professor, epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health; Suzanne Steinbaum, D.O., director, women's heart health, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City; Jan. 30, 2017, Journal of the American Heart Association, online
1/31/2017

TUESDAY, Jan. 31, 2017 -- When a certain type of fat collects around the heart, it may be a sign of developing heart disease in postmenopausal women, a new study suggests.

As estrogen levels fall during menopause, deposits of "paracardial" fat increase, the researchers found. This may ca...

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HRT Won't Lower Women's Alzheimer's Risk, Study Finds...
SOURCES: JoAnn Pinkerton, M.D., executive director, North American Menopause Society, and professor, obstetrics and gynecology, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville; Julie Dumas, Ph.D., associate professor, psychiatry, University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, Burlington; Feb. 15, 2017, Neurology, online
2/16/2017

THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2017 -- Women who use hormone therapy after menopause may not have a lower risk of developing Alzheimer's, a new study suggests.

However, there was some evidence that long-term use -- over a decade -- might be tied to a lower risk of the memory-robbing brain disease. Bu...

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Post-Menopausal? Give Exercise a Try...
SOURCES: JoAnn Pinkerton, M.D., executive director, North American Menopause Society, and professor, obstetrics and gynecology, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville; Chip Lavie, M.D., medical director, cardiac rehabilitation and prevention, and director, exercise laboratories, John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute, New Orleans; Feb. 15, 2017, Menopause, online
2/16/2017

THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2017 -- After menopause, moderate exercise can help women manage hot flashes, become more fit and feel better, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that a 20-week exercise program helped women boost their fitness levels, lose a little weight and give higher ratings t...

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