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- Yo-yo dieting can boost risk of heart disease in normal weight women.
- Hormones influence how well women recall memories compared to men.
- Women start to experience the side effects of menopause 20 months before their last period.
- New mice research suggests that bone loss following menopause may be prevented by eating soy early on in life.
Menopause is a term used to describe the permanent cessation of the primary functions of the human ovaries: the ripening and release of ova and the release of hormones that cause both the creation of the uterine lining and the subsequent shedding of the uterine lining (a.k.a. the menses or the period). Menopause typically occurs in women in midlife, during their late 40s or early 50s. For some women, the accompanying signs and effects that can occur during the menopause transition years can significantly disrupt their daily activities and sense of well-being.