The study examined the medical records of Danish women aged 50 to 60 without a prior history of dementia and explored the impact of estrogen-progestin therapy on their cognitive health. Women who received estrogen-progestin therapy, regardless of their age at treatment initiation, exhibited a 24% higher risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Furthermore, longer duration of therapy correlated with higher rates of dementia. The increased risk ranged from 21% for those on treatment for a year or less to nearly 75% for those using HRT for over 12 years. However, there was no significant association found between progestin-only therapy or vaginal estrogen therapy and dementia development.
Close collaboration between patients and their healthcare providers is crucial in making informed decisions regarding menopausal treatments and ensuring the best possible outcomes for cognitive health.
IN THIS ISSUE
Dr Brom wrote such a beautiful article for our Mind, Body and Soul section: The Sacredness of Life. There is also something sacred about our genetics and we look specifically at our genetic potential in sport as Ian Craig explains the link between sporting capabilities and genetic makeup in his article The Genetics of Fitness. Our remedy section focuses on Spirulina and our therapy section on The Bowen Technique.
Did you know that infertility may be caused by sugar intake? Dr Colin la Grange looks at the hormone link to sugar cravings in his article Infertility and Sugar. Talking about food, Dr Elson Haas shares his Nutritional Programme for Fasting.
Moms and dads who nurture their child’s sense of self, and in so doing his/her confidence, also tend to be confident people. To learn more on how to Build your Child’s Confidence, read the article by Dr Melodie de Jager. If you are considering painting and renovating this holiday, please read my interview on Natural Paint, Wood Coatings and Sealers. Yes! It is possible and chemical free! Last but not least, Dr David Nye takes a look at the Complications of Colds and Flu. If your health isn’t compromised, and you help your body fight the infection by giving it the rest it needs, you should sail through.
To stay informed of news and notes from around the world, visit our monthly News and Notes section. This month we look at a new analysis showing Prozac to be unsafe for children and adolescents. That aspartame is linked to anxiety; the association between a meatless diet and depression; molybdenum for detox from yeast infections and more.
A GOOD CAUSE
I rarely make personal requests, but I’d like to bring your attention to a remarkable nonprofit organisation that is making a difference in the lives of street children. Their approach involves introducing these children to the world of surfing, providing them with an opportunity for personal growth and empowerment. The impact has been remarkable, with one of the children even winning a championship. However, like any organisation, they face financial challenges that hinder their progress. It would be truly incredible if we could come together and contribute even a small amount to support their cause. Every rand donated would go a long way in ensuring that they can continue their exceptional work and help more street children find a brighter future through the transformative power of surfing. Let’s join forces and make a meaningful difference in their lives: https://youtu.be/R065xPnp8-U