Menopause

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...

Smoking 'raises early menopause risk'

Smoking raises the risk of a woman going through the menopause early, recent research shows. According to a study by researchers at Imperial College London, smokers are the most at risk from early menopause, along with those from the lowest social classes.

Flaxseed 'doesn't cure hot flushes during menopause'

Menopausal women suffering from hot flushes will find no benefit in taking flaxseed, a new study has revealed. Researchers in the US also found that breast cancer patients suffering from similar symptoms would not find a cure in the form of crushed flaxseed.

Menopause age 'can be predicted'

Scientists have established a way to predict when a woman will begin the menopause. Researchers in the Netherlands said they hope the prediction will help women decide the age at which they have children. Some 257 women were monitored for 11 years for the research, which analysed levels of the anti...

Earlier menopause for women with hip osteoporosis

Women who have osteoporosis in their hip tend to go through the menopause earlier than healthy women, a new study has found. As well as this finding, researchers from the University of Granada, Spain, also discovered at least three genetic markers which are associated with osteoporosis in the hip...

Inadequate diet 'linked with anaemia in postmenopausal women'

Postmenopausal women who have an inadequate diet are at an increased risk of developing anaemia, even if they take nutritional supplements, new research suggests.

Meditation 'improves lives of menopausal women'

Menopausal women suffering from hot flushes who undertake mindfulness classes have improved quality of life, new research has revealed.