Abstract: Estrogen Better Than Drug for Urinary Leakage

Shira Miller, M.D.Abstracts, Women

Menopause. 2011 Apr 26. Randomized trial of estradiol vaginal ring versus oral oxybutynin for the treatment of overactive bladder. Nelken RS, Ozel BZ, Leegant AR, Felix JC, Mishell DR Jr. From the Departments of 1Obstetrics and Gynecology and 2Pathology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of the ultralow-dose estradiol … Read More

Abstract: Estrogens May Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Shira Miller, M.D.Abstracts, Women

Exp Neurol. 2011 Apr;228(2):298-302. Epub 2011 Jan 31. Effects of sex hormones on Alzheimer’s disease-associated β-amyloid oligomer formation in vitro. Morinaga A, Ono K, Takasaki J, Ikeda T, Hirohata M, Yamada M. Source Department of Neurology and Neurobiology of Aging, Kanazawa University Graduate School of Medical Science, Kanazawa 920-8640, Japan. Abstract The folding of amyloid β-protein (Aβ) into oligomeric, protofibrillar, and fibrillar assemblies is hypothesized to … Read More

Abstract: Estrogen Can Reverse Skin Aging, Improve Wound Healing

Shira Miller, M.D.Abstracts, Women

Biogerontology. 2011 Mar 3. [Epub ahead of print] The role of estrogen deficiency in skin ageing and wound healing. Emmerson E, Hardman MJ. Source: Faculty of Life Sciences, The University of Manchester, A V Hill Building, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PT, UK. Abstract The links between hormonal signalling and lifespan have been well documented in a range of model organisms. For example, … Read More

Youthfully High Estrogen Levels Treat Breast Cancer In Women

Shira Miller, M.D.Women

The greatest fear of women considering hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for the treatment of menopause is usually breast cancer. This is because, in July 2002, the widely publicized Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study claimed that HRT increased the risk of breast cancer. More recently, in October 2010, the same study reported that HRT also increased the risk of death from … Read More