Menopause

Trauma’s relation to poor sleep and health in midlife women

September 29, 2020

Poor sleep occurs frequently among midlife women, which is significantly linked to childhood and adult trauma, according to a prospective study presented at the 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS).

Cannabis for managing menopause symptoms

September 28, 2020

This article is based on information presented at the 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS). According to NAMS, all presentations have been pre-recorded and now are available for on-demand viewing beginning Sept. 28 through Sept. 21, 2021.

Research finds link between prior depression and severity of symptoms during perimenopause

September 18, 2020

Perimenopausal women with prior depression exhibit significantly more depressive symptoms, more menopausal symptoms, and more sleep disturbances than perimenopausal women without prior depression, according to a study from Switzerland.

Variation in outcome reporting and measurement tools among treatment trials for GSM

August 28, 2020

Considerable heterogeneity exists in reported outcomes and measures used in clinical trials of treatments for genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM), which impacts between 40% and 60% of postmenopausal women, according to a systematic review in the journal Menopause.

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.

Subclinical atherosclerosis in postmenopausal women who breastfed

July 27, 2020

Postmenopausal women who breastfed for at least 6 months cumulatively have a significantly lower incidence of subclinical atherosclerosis compared to postmenopausal women who breastfeed for a shorter duration, according to a cross-sectional study in the journal Gynecological Endocrinology.

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.”

Effects of isoflavones on BMD in postmenopausal women

June 26, 2020

Isoflavones significantly improve bone mineral density (BMD) and are safe in postmenopausal women, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis of 63 randomized controlled trials involving 6,427 postmenopausal women.