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Current study: Xi S, Liske E, Wang S, et al. Effect of isopropanolic Cimicifuga racemosa extract on uterine fibroids in comparison with tibolone among patients of a recent randomized, double blind, parallel-controlled study in Chinese women with menopausal symptoms. An original menopause study, published in 2007[1] enrolled 244 Chinese women aged 40-60 years with menopause […]

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A prospective observational study was carried out in 50 breast cancer patients on tamoxifen, an anti-estrogen therapy that can also induce or worsen menopausal symptoms. All 50 women were post surgery, 87% of them were post radiation treatment and approximately half of them had received chemotherapy as well. Each patient was treated with an isopropanolic […]

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This randomized, double-blind, controlled 3-month study in China enrolled 244 menopausal women aged 40-60. Women were assigned to either an isopropanolic extract of Black Cohosh containing 40 mg/day or one 2.5 mg tibolone tablet per day, a drug known to reduce hot flashes. Results: There was a significant trend (57.8%) that women given Black Cohosh […]

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This was a prospective, non-randomized, open-label observational study conducted over two years, in Germany. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the use, safety and effectiveness of black cohosh alone or in combination with St. John’s wort on menopausal symptoms. 6141 women at 1287 outpatient gynecology offices were treated with recommended doses of black […]

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This population-based cased-control study in Philadelphia consisted of 949 breast cancer cases and 1,524 controls. Herbal supplements including black cohosh, ginseng and red clover were the most prevalent preparations. After adjusting for potential confounding factors, black cohosh use was associated with a 61 percent reduction in the risk of breast cancer with an odds ratio […]

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Rebbeck T, Troxel A, Norman S, et al. A retrospective case-control study of the use of hormone-related supplements and association with breast cancer. Int. J. Cancer 2006; 120:1523-1528. This population-based cased-control study in Philadelphia consisted of 949 breast cancer cases and 1,524 controls. Herbal supplements including Black Cohosh, ginseng and red clover were the most […]

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