Dr. Ashley Riskin BSc, MD, CCFPFunctional Medicine

What is Dr. Riskin Reading?

By Dr. Riskin – Connect Health Co-Founder and Co-Director.

Postmenopausal hormone therapy exceeding ten years may protect from dementia

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Dr. Riskin’s Take:

This study looked at the protective brain effects of giving post-menopausal women estrogen-based hormone replacement for longer than ten years. Researchers noticed that this estrogen therapy reduced the risk of dementia. This research is part of a larger question around aging and hormones – a topic that seems to divide the medical profession.

My take is that hormones play a crucial role in aging and disease prevention. Wherever possible, we should use lifestyle interventions – nutrition, mindfulness, gratitude, vigorous exercise – to keep up our innate hormone production. When this is not possible, hormone replacement can be considered.

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