July 2023

Early Menopause Associated With Glucose, Not Cardiovascular, Alterations
In a recent publication in Menopause, researchers sought to examine the cross-sectional and longitudinal correlation of early natural menopause with changes in cardiovascular risk factors. These findings have suggested that menopause occurring earlier in women aged younger than 45 years of age is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes, ischemic heart disease, and all-cause mortality. Learn more about the results of this study.


Menopausal Hormone Preparations Offer Protective Effects Against Osteopenia
Researchers recently conducted a real-world study and sought to examine the correlations of hormone preparations with lumbar spine bone mineral density, osteopenia, and osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and to determine if these impacts continued after hormone preparations were discontinued. The researchers indicated that various hormone preparations increase lumbar spine bone mineral density in postmenopausal women. Read more.

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus and Risk of Maternal, Neonatal Outcomes
Previous research has established that gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a principal factor in adverse pregnancy outcomes in the United States and globally, and as the incidence of obesity continues to increase, the prevalence of GDM is projected to surge. Due to limited research, there are knowledge gaps in assessing the independent correlations between GDM and adverse outcomes. Read more.

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