October 13, 2011

Mayo Clinic finds estrogen may prevent younger menopausal women from strokes


Estrogen may prevent strokes in premature or early menopausal women, Mayo Clinic researchers say. Their findings challenge the conventional wisdom that estrogen is a risk factor for stroke at all ages. The study was published in the journal Menopause…"We were very surprised because these results were unexpected," says study author Walter Rocca, M.D., an epidemiologist and neurologist at Mayo Clinic.

Innovations Report, 10/13/11

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Tags: Neurology, ObGyn, Women's Health

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