Low-fat, plant-based diet may help reduce hot flashes
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(Carla Rosenbloom/ Very Well Fit) — A new study published in the journal Menopause found that a low-fat, plant-based vegan diet that includes soybeans was associated with fewer hot flashes in postmenopausal women. Menopause is diagnosed when menstrual periods have stopped for at least a year, and  …

Postmenopausal women can dance their way to better health
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(Science Daily/ NAMS) — After menopause, women are more likely to experience weight gain, overall/central body adiposity increases, and metabolic disturbances, such as increases in triglycerides and bad cholesterol. Together, these changes ultimately increase cardiovascular risk. Around this same time, women  …

How can menopause affect sleep?
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(Daniella Pacheco/ Sleep Foundation) — Going through menopause and can’t sleep? You’re not alone. Menopause is a time of major hormonal, physical, and psychological change for women — and all that change can wreak havoc on their sleep.

On average, around 12 percent of women experience sleep complaints. As women age into  …

The myths and misconceptions about menopause
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(Chloe Shantz-Hilkes/ CBC Radio)If Dr. Jen Gunter hadn’t become a gynecologist, she would have had plenty of cause to dread menopause.

“My mother’s menopause was volcanic,” she writes in her new book The Menopause Manifesto. “If that was all I had to go on, I would have been quite  …

‘Male menopause?’ How reduced testosterone affects men as they age
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(Tracey Romero/ The Philly Voice) — Though men do not undergo the dramatic drop in sexual hormones that women experience during menopause, they do go through a natural hormone decline, and it can have some surprising effects on their health.

Hypogonadism is when the sex glands — the testes in men and the ovaries in   …