Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Exercise helps bones, but not metabolism, in ovarian function loss

Exercise may reduce the risk of osteoporosis associated with the loss of ovarian function, but fitness may not protect against related metabolic changes and weight gain, a new study reports. The findings will be presented ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Duration of estrogen deficiency linked to fibrosis risk in NAFLD

(HealthDay)—For postmenopausal women with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), longer duration of estrogen deficiency is associated with increased odds of having more severe fibrosis, according to a study published ...

Genetics

Early menopause in mice: A model of human POI

(Medical Xpress)—Scientists have established a genetic mouse model for primary ovarian insufficiency (POI), a human condition in which women experience irregular menstrual cycles and reduced fertility, and early exposure ...

Oncology & Cancer

Vitamin D influences racial differences in breast cancer risk

American women of African ancestry are more likely than European Americans to have estrogen receptor (ER) negative breast cancer. There continues to be discussion about the role of low levels of vitamin D in the development ...

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