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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Where's The Sand??

I'd like to bury my head now, please.

I read this yesterday: Early ovarian surgery linked to dementia.

Further research is still needed, but this is kind of scary. The study suggests the sudden drop in estrogen for premenopausal women who have their ovaries removed can lead to dementia and that taking hormone supplements (estrogen) until the age of 50 can help.

Let's break this down.

* Sudden loss of estrogen at age 39 due to chemotherapy.

* Resurgence of estrogen.

* Sudden loss of estrogen at age 41 due to total hysterectomy.

* Estrogen/hormone replacements of the devil.

* Already thought to be nuts by an overwhelming majority.

At least this little gem was in the article: The study did not include women who had ovaries removed as part of cancer treatment, and Rocca said the results do not apply to such women. Huh? Okay. I'll take it, though it doesn't make any sense to me.

Ya know, if it's not one thing, it's another.

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