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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 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 hormone levels fall, following their study, which was carried out using rats.
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.
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.
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-mullerian hormone (AMH) in the body.
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 of 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.
Menopausal women suffering from hot flushes who undertake mindfulness classes have improved quality of life, new research has revealed.
Women who have gone through the menopause should be having dental health check-ups more than twice a year, new research has suggested.
Researchers from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and the Cleveland Clinic in the US looked at the long-term impact of bone-strengthening bisphosphonate therapies on the jawbone.
Women suffering from severe menopausal symptoms could benefit from acupuncture, a new study has revealed.
The practice could help alleviate the severity of hot flushes and other symptoms, Norwegian scientists said.
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