Low Brain Estrogen May Boost Women's Alzheimer's Risk
Posted Oct 01 2008 8:20pm
Low levels of estrogen in the brain may raise women's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests. A report, appearing in this week's online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, appears to be the first to show such an association. The findings could lead to new drug candidates to help prevent the debilitating disease, experts say.