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Is All Body Fat The Same?

Is All Body Fat The Same?

Considerable progress has been made in understanding the role of obesity in healthcare. The old concept was that all fat was bad; that it was associated with hypertension and diabetes. Yet, some more recent studies report that certain overweight or obese individuals actually do not demonstrate these health risks. Now we are beginning to understand why.
Is Soy A Remedy For Menopausal Symptoms?

Is Soy A Remedy For Menopausal Symptoms?

Essentially, everyone has heard the term “soy” as in edamame soy beans, soy flour, tempeh, tofu, soy milk, or soy sauce; a multibillion dollar industry. Why so popular? Perhaps, it is because many of our currently available commercial hormone preparations originate from soy. And for women of Asian descent raised on a diet rich in soy, the rates of hot flashes and breast cancer are reduced significantly compared to those of North American women.

The Public Face of Menopause

The Public Face of Menopause

On a single night last month, Menopause The Musical played to a full house in Rochester, New York. After opening in 2001 in a 76‐seat theater in Orlando, Florida, it now shows worldwide and incorporates 25 popular songs from the 1960s to the 1980s. With clever word arrangements provided by four outstanding vocalists, it addresses most of the common personal menopausal issues women struggle to understand. Everyone who has had the opportunity to see this musical knows how brilliant it is. Yet, as I looked around the room, I was impressed by the large number of men in the audience. And with musical humor, this singular entertainment event has become the poster child of a major change that is occurring in our society; the public conversation of a one‐time forbidden topic.

Bone Health: What’s Menopause Got to Do with It?

Bone Health: What’s Menopause Got to Do with It?

You may be unaware that your bones are engaging in a balanced, continuous process of remodeling; laying down new bone while eliminating old bone. So why is this process jeopardized in menopause?

Menopause Or Menopause Transition: When Does The Biology Begin?

Menopause Or Menopause Transition: When Does The Biology Begin?

Does menopause really begin only after a woman experiences her last menstrual period? On average, the age of these women is 51 years. But ask any woman in menopause how she recalls the three to five years before she reached that milestone and most will remember that their menstrual cycles became more erratic and unpredictable. We now know that other biological changes also are beginning to occur.