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Wall Street Journal Examines Studies on Use of Estrogen During, After Menopause To Boost Brain Function in Women

Posted Sep 12 2008 10:45am
The Wall Street Journal on Monday examined several studies that look at the effect of estrogen use during and after menopause to boost brain function in women. According to the Journal, women have "long complained that their brains don't work as well during and after menopause as they did before," and recent research has yielded conflicting results about the safety and efficacy of taking estrogen to improve brain function during and after menopause. According to a study published in the May edition of the journal Menopause, women who take estrogen as a hormone replacement therapy close to the onset of menopause show improvements in complex cognitive skills, the Journal reports.

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