ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Is Coconut Oil Healthy? (The American Heart Association Doesn’t Think So)

American Heart Association Renders Itself Obsolete With 1960s Dietary Advice on Coconut Oil

Ginger Fights Obesity

Health Benefits of Artichokes

Putting the Spotlight on Coriander Seed Oil

Migraines? Powdered Ginger May Help

Are Americans Really Getting Too Much Vitamin D? A Critical Look at Recent Media Warnings

Eating more vegetable protein may protect against early menopause

Vitamin C and antibiotics: A new one-two 'punch' for knocking-out cancer stem cells

German Chamomile Oil: A Versatile Essential Oil You Should Have at Home

 
Print Page
Email Article

Estrogen Fails as Alzheimer’s Treatment

  [ Not Yet Rated ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By Deborah Cooper • www.ProHealth.com • June 20, 2000


Estrogen has no effect in the treatment of postmenopausal women with Alzheimer’s disease, and short-term use of the hormone probably doesn’t protect other mental functions.

In the third study of its kind this year, Taiwanese researchers gave estrogen to 25 postmenopausal women with mild or moderate symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. After 12 weeks, the patients scored no better on tests of attention, concentration, memory and other mental abilities, than did 25 patients taking the placebo (inactive pill).

Although these results are disappointing, scientists still plan to carry on investigating the use of estrogen in treatment or prevention of Alzheimer’s. Evidence does show that estrogen combats destructive cellular processes known to play key roles in the onset and development of the disease.

Some neurologists question whether certain factors in the study represent the best method to test estrogen. A longer period of a year or more may be required for the studies to adequately measure the results. In addition, the mental function tests involved may not be sensitive enough to detect subtle changes.

In the future, estrogen will be tested with other drugs using various dosages and employing other ways of taking it, such as a skin patch. However, ongoing, large-scale studies will not publish their results for several years. Until then, the jury remains out on estrogen’s protective benefits for postmenopausal women.

Source: EurekAlert



Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
NAD+ Ignite with Niagen

Featured Products

Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid

Natural Remedies

Green Coffee Extract: Unique Obesity Intervention Green Coffee Extract: Unique Obesity Intervention
Clinically Studied Joint Relief Product for FM & ME/CFS Clinically Studied Joint Relief Product for FM & ME/CFS
Natural Support for Mood, Sleep and Mental Focus? L-theanine Natural Support for Mood, Sleep and Mental Focus? L-theanine
Rejuvenating the Brain - How PQQ Helps Power Up Mental Processing Rejuvenating the Brain - How PQQ Helps Power Up Mental Processing
Three-Step Strategy to Reverse Mitochondrial Aging Three-Step Strategy to Reverse Mitochondrial Aging

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map