Hormone May Curb Alzheimer's Taking Estrogen after Menopause Lowers Risk, Research Suggests

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Hormone May Curb Alzheimer's Taking Estrogen after Menopause Lowers Risk, Research Suggests


1993, New York Times News Service, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)


Women who take estrogen after menopause appear to reduce their risk of getting Alzheimer's disease, and to have milder symptons if they do get it, scientists report.

The findings were among several results on aging and the brain presented this month at the annual meeting in Washington of the Society for Neuroscience.

Dr. Bruce McEwen, a neurological expert at Rockefeller University, said the results were important enough to start immediately on large studies of whether women should take estrogen to combat Alzheimer's or protect against its onset, but not certain enough to recommend that women consider the therapy now.

The estrogen work was done at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. The researchers, who studied 253 women over several years, found that 18 percent of those who had not had estrogen therapy were diagnosed with Alzheimer's, compared with 7 percent of those who had the therapy after menopause.

Dr. Victor Henderson, leader of the research group, said the researchers also found that women who were on estrogen therapy but still got Alzheimer's disease performed better on average on cognitive tests than other women with Alzheimer's. …

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