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Here you'll find quick takes about hot flashes, menopause, and other aspects of health that impact your life. We'll be adding new factoids regularly, so check back often.​

Berry, Berry Good for You!

Blueberries are back and there are multiple reasons you should add them to more meals than just your breakfast cereal. One study showed that blueberries and apples lower the risk of Type 2 diabetes.

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Will Celery Be the Next Cancer Treatment?

When two groups of mice in a research study were implanted with human breast cancer cells and only one groups was subsequently treated with apigenin, a compound found in such foods as celery and parsley, the treated group’s tumors shrank while the tumors in the untreated mice grew rapidly.

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Menopause: A Time to Care for Yourself

Dr. Christiane Northrup on menopause: “You live in a body. It is where your soul lives while you are on Earth. The key at midlife is that you can’t continue to have a donut and coffee every morning, a few glasses of wine every night, not exercise or take care of yourself.

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Are HRT Risks the Same for All Women?

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) had been used by millions of women to combat the symptoms of menopause, especially hot flashes, until studies revealed a correlation between the combination therapy of estrogen plus progestin and a higher risk for heart attack, stroke, and breast cancer.

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Study: Menopause and Fuzzy Thinking

Many women can draw a direct line between menopause and fuzzy thinking, but usually only after the fact. When you’re a smart, competent woman who realizes that lately you can’t remember what’s on your to-do list at work or what you promised your teen for her birthday, your first inkling of what’s going on will come when your doctor tells you you’re in perimenopause or menopause.

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Soy Does Help Hot Flashes

It's often reported that Asian women experience less hot flashes than other women and now we may know why. In a recently published meta-analysis of 19 studies involving more than 1200 women, researchers at the University of Delaware concluded that taking at least 54 milligrams of soy isoflavones per day for 6 weeks to a year reduces the frequency of hot flashes by about 20% and their severity by 26%.

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