A study led by a scientist at the Stanford University School of Medicine shows that hormone therapy has a negligible effect on verbal memory and other mental skills regardless of how soon after menopause a woman begins therapy.
The study is the first large, long-term clinical trial to compare the effects of estradiol, a type of estrogen, on the mental capabilities of women who commence treatment soon after menopause versus those who begin after a long delay.
“Our results suggest that healthy women at all stages after menopause should not take estrogen to improve memory,” said the study’s senior and lead author, Victor Henderson, MD, professor of health research and policy and of neurology and neurological sciences. “At the same time, they don’t need to be overly concerned about negative effects of estrogen on memory.”
Thought this might be of interest to any menopausal women here.