Life Transitions

Menopause preparedness for patient, provider, and policymaker

October 27, 2021

A more standardized approach to menopause preparedness, including educating both patients and providers, is needed to improve care and quality of life for individuals during and after menopause, according to a study in the journal Menopause.

Lower risk of peripheral arterial disease linked to dietary patterns

July 29, 2021

An evaluation of multiple recommended eating patterns has found that intakes of legumes, dietary fiber, and vegetable protein is linked to lower risk of peripheral arterial disease (PAD), whereas intakes of unprocessed red meat, processed meat, and regular soft drinks are associated with higher risk.

Low BMD linked to periodontitis in perimenopausal women

August 10, 2020

A prospective study of generally healthy perimenopausal women has concluded that low bone mineral density (BMD) is significantly linked with periodontal disease in women over 58 years old, and independent of tobacco consumption or oral hygiene.

Early menopause and cardiovascular disease

July 09, 2020

The authors noted that, although recent guidelines embrace using history of menopause before age 40 to refine atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk assessments in middle-aged women, “robust data on cardio-vascular disease risk in this population is lacking.”