Menopause News Flash: Tall Women Have a Greater Risk of Cancer

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For postmenopausal women, the taller you are, the greater the risk of cancer, finds a recent study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. In addition to the increased overall risk, height is also linked to a greater risk of melanoma, multiple myeloma, and cancers of the breasts, colon, endometrium, kidney, ovaries, rectum, and thyroid.

Are you hot? Or not? A new University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study finds that menopausal women tend to underestimate how often they have hot flashes and night sweats, particularly if they suffer from anxiety. Meanwhile, if they experience sleep disturbances, they are apt to overestimate night sweats’ role.

Take heart! Cardiovascular disease is the number-one killer of women in the United States, but women are less likely to receive preventive recommendations, such as lipid-lowering therapy, aspirin, and lifestyle advice, from their doctors than are men, according to researchers from The Ohio State University.

Thank you, evolution! Duke University researchers have found that menopause is a symptom of women living longer than their primate ancestors. Check out the findings!

Bone up: Research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory shows that vitamin D deficiencies contribute to premature bone loss. The best sources of the big D? Salmon, tuna, eggs, and—of course—sunshine!


Let’s hang out! Monday, August 12th at 5:30pm PST/8:30pm EST.  Ellen is hosting her Menopause Mondays Google Hangouts: Where the Sisterhood helps the Sisterhood. If you would like to get an invite to Ellen’s Menopause Mondays Google Hangouts, please email your request to here. You can RSVP here if you have a Google Plus account and have received an invite. Start sending your questions in here!  Get ready to talk menopause with Ellen at this free online event!

Is it hot in here or is it just you? Get discounts on great menopause products, courtesy of Available now: botanically based vegan & gluten-free beauty-health-wellness products, cooling clothes, a sleek and discrete chargeable fan, a “Hot Flash Havoc” documentary, and a natural menopause relief formula. Enter promo code “ellend” to save serious cash!

August Giveaway: Arbonne’s Advanced Intensive Renewal Serum –Enter to win a powerful blend of clinically proven, collagen-supporting ingredients that visibly firms and lifts skin, while helping to diminish the appearance of fine lines. Good luck, sisters!

After struggling with her own severe menopause symptoms and doing years of research, Ellen resolved to share what she learned from experts and her own trial and error. Her goal was to replace the confusion, embarrassment, and symptoms millions of women go through–before, during, and after menopause–with the medically sound solutions she discovered. Her passion to become a “sister” and confidant to all women fueled Ellen’s first book, Shmirshky: the pursuit of hormone happiness. As a result of the overwhelming response from her burgeoning audiences and followers’ requests for empowering information they could trust, Ellen’s weekly blog, Menopause MondaysTM, was born.