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Dementia Greater In Women With High Estrogen, Diabetes, Neurology Study


1/30/2014 6:22:21 AM

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Women with high levels of estrogen have more than double the risk of dementia, researchers found in the latest study to cast doubt on the health benefits of the female sex hormone.

The connection between estrogen levels and dementia was even greater in women who suffered from diabetes, according to the study, published today in the medical journal Neurology. For diabetic women with high estrogen, the risk of dementia may increase 14-fold, the French researchers found.

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