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Estrogen & Alzheimer's
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The National Institute on Aging (NIA) offers a comprehensive and easily understandable primer about menopause, including a concise explanation of the known risks and benefits associated with hormone replacement therapy. Browse the publication, "Menopause" at:

To order paper copies of NIA publications, send an email request to or write to the NIA Information Center, P.O. Box 8057, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20898-8057, USA.

See also: Estrogen and Alzheimer's

Published Articles:

"Estrogen Replacement Therapy for Treatment of Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Disease: A Randomized Controlled Trial," by Ruth A. Mulnard and others. Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 283, No. 8 (February 23, 2000), pp. 1007-1015.

"Effects of estrogen on cognition, mood, and cerebral blood flow in AD: a controlled study," by P.N. Wang and others. Neurology, Vol. 54, pp. 2061-2066.

"Estrogen for Alzheimer's disease in women: randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study," by V.W. Henderson and others. Neurology, Vol. 54, p. 295.