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Archive for September, 2007

Phytoestrogen Intake Prevents Bone Loss

This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted at three medical centers in Italy. The trial studied the effects of 54 mg/day of pure soy genestein on bone metabolism in postmenopausal women with osteopenia. Bone densities at the femoral neck and lumbar spine were tested after 24 months along with serum levels of bone-specific alkaline phosphatase, […]

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Perimenopause and Depression

Two recent longitudinal studies evaluated the onset of depression during the perimenopausal transition. The first study followed 436 women without a history of depression, over 8 years. Correlation of hormonal changes with any new onset of depression was recorded. 116 women developed an increase in depressed moods and 59 met the clinical criteria for a […]

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