Estrogen may be beneficial for women with memory loss

03/18/2008 | Wall Street Journal (free content), The

Providers have been using estrogen to treat memory loss in women going through menopause, but questions about using the hormone as a treatment for cognitive problems remain. While several studies support the theory that declining estrogen levels affect visual and verbal memory, the Women's Health Initiative Memory Study in 2004 found that an estrogen-progestin combination put women at higher risk of dementia.

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