New study links consumption of soy to decreased risk of osteoporosis

By Nita Wong ‘21 Previous research has demonstrated a direct relationship between the lack of estrogen during menopause and postmenopause and the development of osteoporosis, a bone disease that results from an imbalance between the formation of new bone and the resorption of old bone. A recent study conducted at the University of Missouri suggests that an increased dietary intake of soy may be capable … Continue reading New study links consumption of soy to decreased risk of osteoporosis

The Effects of Short Term Estrogen Therapy on Long Term Cognition in Mouse Model

Stephanie Budhan ‘20 Menopause in women is characterized by the decline in the production of reproductive hormones such as estrogen. Estrogen plays in a major role in maintaining cognition. Thus, post-menopausal estrogen therapy has the potential to enhance cognition in women. However, treatment success, and it appears that estrogen therapy is only effective at a critical time or age in women. Previously, researchers at Tulane … Continue reading The Effects of Short Term Estrogen Therapy on Long Term Cognition in Mouse Model

Fish and Legumes Could Delay Menopause

By Marcia-Ruth Ndege ‘21 Research suggests that menopause is predetermined by an individual’s genes, environmental factors, behavior, and diet. Yashvee Dunneram, an expert in nutrition and dietetics at the University of Leeds’ School of Food Science and Nutrition, led a study researching the effect of food on menopause. To perform this study, researchers gathered a sample of 35,000 women between the ages of 35 and … Continue reading Fish and Legumes Could Delay Menopause