Treatment of menopausal symptoms; statins reduce the risk of dying from breast cancer

07 December 2023

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Researchers in Peru tested the efficacy of an oral herbal supplement with glucosinolates, phytosterols, and citrus flavonoids in relieving menopausal symptoms.

They found that the herbal supplement was associated with a reduction in global, physical, and psychosocial symptoms of menopause compared to hormone therapy. It was the top women’s health story last week.

An oral herbal supplement with glucosinolates, phytosterols and citrus flavonoids is associated with some improved menopausal symptoms compared with hormone therapy, researchers report. Image source: Adobe Stock

The second lead story was about a study that found that patients who used statins after receiving a breast cancer diagnosis had a lower risk of dying from breast cancer than those who did not use statins. The researchers reported that the reduction in the risk of breast cancer mortality was greatest for those whose cholesterol levels decreased with statin use.

Read these and other top women’s health stories below:

Reduced menopausal symptoms with an herbal supplement versus hormone therapy

An oral herbal supplement with glucosinolates, phytosterols, and citrus flavonoids was associated with some short-term improvement in menopausal symptoms compared with estrogen plus progestogen therapy, researchers reported in Menopause. Read more.

Statin use is associated with a lower risk of death from breast cancer

Statin use after breast cancer diagnosis is associated with reduced breast cancer mortality and reduced serum cholesterol levels compared with no statin use, according to results of a cohort study published in JAMA Network Open. Read more.

Active surveillance of cervical lesions increases the long-term risk of cervical cancer

Women who underwent active surveillance for grade 2 cervical intraepithelial neoplasia had an increased long-term risk of cervical cancer compared with women who received immediate treatment, according to findings published in BMJ. Read more.

About 1% of mothers experienced new long-term opiate use in the first year postpartum

About 1 percent of women who filled an opioid prescription after giving birth had evidence of continued opioid use in the following postpartum year, researchers reported in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Read more.

Consumption of energy drinks before pregnancy may increase the risk of gestational hypertension

Energy drink consumption before pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of gestational hypertension, researchers reported in the JAMA Network Open. Read more.

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