The treatment consists of a synthetic mixture of estrogen, or female sex hormones, and is used to treat symptoms of menopause, including hot flashes and vaginal dryness. Hormone replacement therapy may also help stave off bone loss for older women. But, previous research of women over 65 has linked the medication to cognitive deficits like memory loss and a two-fold risk increase for dementia. For the new study, researchers randomized postmenopausal women between the ages of 50 and 55 to either receiving hormone therapy or placebo. After seven years, the researchers followed up with the women, and determined no overall differences in cognitive function scores between women taking the CEEs and the placebos.
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Hormone therapy, calcium may lower fracture risk
She was biologically male but self-identified as female throughout her adult life, according to court documents. Because of this, she wanted to initiate the gender transition process prior to her incarceration, but found herself unable to do so in the face of the restrictions imposed on her by a conservative family and workplace, the lawsuit continues. Adams had been diagnosed with gender identity disorder; Manning has also received the same diagnosis. Adams filed a lawsuit in 2009 after her prison denied treatment. That suit was settled outside of court two years later, with one prong of the settlement being a change to prison policy, allowing hormone therapy treatment to start in prison. In May 2011, the Bureau of Prisons sent a memo to its wardens outlining a new policy that all inmates seeking hormone replacement therapy Receive a current individualized assessment and evaluation.
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Manning wants hormone therapy in prison. Will it happen?
The group recommended against supplement use to prevent broken bones. For the new study, Jean Wactawski-Wende from the University at Buffalo and her colleagues compared seven years’ worth of fracture data for women in their 50s, 60s and 70s participating in the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study. In one arm of the trial, participants were randomly assigned to take either hormone therapy or a drug-free placebo. In another, they took 1,000 milligrams of calcium and 400 IU of vitamin D or placebo tablets each day. About 16,000 women were part of both the hormone and vitamin trials, including 4,000 randomized to both hormone therapy – either estrogen alone or estrogen and progesterone – and calcium and vitamin D.
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