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Archive for the 'Menopause' Category

Benefits of prunes for postmenopausal women

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Among nutritional factors, dried plum (prunes; Prunus domestica L.) is most effective for preventing and reversing bone loss.

Researchers in Oklahoma and Florida examined the extent to which dried plum reverses bone loss in osteopenic postmenopausal women. (more…)

Pomegranate seed oil and menopausal symptoms

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Researchers at the Medical University of Vienna reported disappointing results. (more…)

St John’s wort and hot flushes in women with breast cancer history

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

There are few effective treatments for hot flushes in post-menopausal breast cancer survivors.

During the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina reported the results from a pilot study. (more…)

Acupuncture as a treatment for PMS

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Acupuncture is often used in obstetrics and gynecology. But is it useful to treat premenstrual syndrome (PMS)?

Researchers at Kyung Hee University, in Seoul, Korea, reviewed the evidence. (more…)

Effects of safflower oil and linoleic acid in diabetes

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Researchers at The Ohio State University, in Columbus, recorded the effects of conjugated linoleic acid (an unsaturated omega-6 fatty acid) and safflower oils on blood sugar levels, blood lipids, and inflammation. (more…)

Maca plant as a treatment for menopausal symptoms

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Maca (Lepidium meyenii), a plant in the mustard family has been used in the Andes to manage anemia, infertility, and female hormone balance.

Researchers in South Korea and the UK reviewed the evidence for relieving symptoms of menopause. (more…)

Soy vs hormone therapy to treat hot flushes

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Researchers at San Marcos University, in Lima, Peru, conducted a meta-analysis of their effect on the severity of hot flushes in postmenopausal women. (more…)

Herbal and dietary supplements on cognition in menopause

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Prof. Ernst and colleagues evaluated the evidence regarding the effects of herbal and dietary supplements on cognition (ability to reason) in menopause. (more…)

Effect of yoga on menopausal symptoms

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Researchers at NKP Salve Institute of Medical Sciences and Lata Mangeshkar Hospital, in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India, observed the effect of yoga on menopausal symptoms. (more…)

Effect of EstroG-100 on menopausal symptoms

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Researchers in Korea and the US studied EstroG-100 — a mixture of standardized extracts of Cynanchum wilfordii, Phlomis umbrosa and Angelica gigas. (more…)

Do herbals and dietary supplements affect cognitive decline?

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Prof. Ernst and colleagues reviewed the evidence during menopause (more…)

The role of soy isoflavones in menopausal health

Friday, July 15th, 2011

The beneficial effects of soy protein, soy isoflavones, and their metabolites on women’s health are unclear.

So, the North American Menopause Society convened a seminar of experts in the field. (more…)

Effects of resistance training and soy on postmenopausal women

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Researchers at Sao Paulo State University, in Brazil, determined the individual and combined effects of resistance training and soy isoflavone on body composition. (more…)

CAM options to treat menopausal symptoms

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Prof. Ernst has reviewed the evidence.

Here’s what we know. (more…)

A systematic review of reflexology

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

ReflexologyTherapy[1]Prof. Ernst has reviewed all the studies. (more…)

Evaluating flaxseed to treat hot flashes

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

Hot flashes are a common symptom during the menopause transition or following breast cancer treatment.

During the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting, researchers at various centers in the US reported their findings. (more…)

Review: Herbal treatments for prementrual syndrome

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Some herb remedies seem useful, according to researchers at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, in Italy. (more…)

Isoflavones and bone health

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

The chemical structure of isoflavones is very similar to that of estrogen.

Researchers at the University of Barcelona, in Spain reviewed the evidence. (more…)

Review: CAM to treat menopausal vasomotor symptoms

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota, reviewed allopathic and CAM options.

Let’s focus on CAM. (more…)

An Ernst review: Yoga for menopausal symptoms

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Prof. Ernst and colleagues reviewed the evidence and found it insufficient. (more…)