Menopause News Flash: research, news and information
Here is the latest news from NAMS (North American Menopause Society) Meeting being held this week in Orlando, Florida:
Mitch Harman, Director of the KEEPS study reported new findings that show, “The data showed improvements in cognition, mood, menopausal symptoms, and sexual function in younger women. In addition, some measures showed slight evidence that hormone therapy might be cardio-protective in this age group, although results were not definitive and would require additional study.” Ellen was able to interview Dr. Mitch Harman early on in his research.
A presentation was made on The BREEZE 3 Study which included 600 menopausal women who were treated with Serada. Serada is hoping to be the first non-hormonal and non-antidepressant therapy for hot flashes.
Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co., Inc., today announced positive results from two multicenter, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled Phase 3 clinical studies evaluating low-dose mesylate salt of paroxetine (LDMP; 7.5 mg/day) for the treatment of moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms (VMS) associated with menopause.
A new study may reassure some women considering short-term use of hormones to relieve hot flashes and other menopause symptoms. Starting low-dose treatment early in menopause made women feel better and did not seem to raise heart risks during the four-year study.
In other news:
A (somewhat controversial) Government’s advisory panel suggests that healthy postmenopausal women should not take daily doses of Vitamin D and calcium to prevent bone fracture because of increased risk of cancer.
International Menopause Society suggests that hormone replacement therapy – HRT should begin just before menopause.
A study by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine claims that hot flashes are not a signal of poor heart health in women.
A study shows that aerobic training might reduce menopause symptoms for menopausal and recently postmenopausal women.
A study shows that a low fat, high fruit and vegetables diet can help with the symptoms of menopause.
More about an operation that could save countless women from hysterectomy – Myomectomy.
Smoking may make menopause knock at your door earlier than you think – says the study conducted on 3,545 women.
The Lighter Side:
menopausal food tips
What to eat when you can’t sleep.
Tips for good nutrition during menopause.
4 eating habits may help postmenopausal women maintain weight loss.
How your body deals with different types of food during menopause.
Menopause: food counter-attacks.
menopause on stage
Don’t miss Menopause the Musical – a show celebrating menopause and women. Save $5 on tickets for the for the fall shows by using the promo code REDHOT! There is a limit of four tickets per person. This offer is not valid on previous purchases or premium seats, and cannot be combined with any other offer. Click here for a list of dates and purchase options.