Tag Archives: HRT

Hormone Replacement Therapy Associated With Small Increased Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s Disease (BBC News / BMJ / NHS Digital)

Summary Research from Finland discovered a 9% to 17% increase in the risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease in women taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for more than 10 years. The public has been advised not to be overly concerned, as absolute risk … Continue reading

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Early Menopause and Cognitive Decline (NHS Choices / BJOG)

Summary French research into the impact of a premature menopause (≤40 years) on cognitive function in later life indicates that premature surgical menopause and premature ovarian failure are associated with long-term negative effects on cognitive function. These effects are not … Continue reading

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NICE Eyes on Evidence: Cumulative Index 2013 (NICE Evidence)

Summary The NICE Evidence‘s Eyes on Evidence service covers significant new evidence across a range of topics. Here is an alphabetical list of the items, which have appeared so far this year, of broad interest to readers of this information … Continue reading

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Hormone Replacement Therapy to Slow Dementia Onset? (NHS Choices / PLoS One)

Summary This NHS Choices critical appraisal examines press coverage of recent research which investigated the relationship between the genetic variant APOE-e4 (which increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease), hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and telomere length (an indicator of cell … Continue reading

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Hormone Replacement Therapy and Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease (Neurology)

Summary A study by US researchers, and published in the Neurology journal, has linked hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in women to both an increased and a decreased risk of Alzheimer’s Disease, depending on the type of hormones used and the timing … Continue reading

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Risk Factors and Aetiology (NHS Evidence, Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Annual Evidence Update 2008)

Abstract The 2008 Annual Evidence Update (AEU) , produced by NHS Evidence,  gives an overview of the most important evidence published during the period Spring 2007 – Summer 2008. This section of the AEU is aimed at clinicians in primary care … Continue reading

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