Bioscience

Surgical, gradual menopause effects on cognition compared

September 1, 2009

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: HealthDay News] -Natural menopause and surgical menopause might have different effects on cognitive function, according to the results of animal research published in the September issue of Endocrinology.

Jazmin I. Acosta, Ph.D., of Arizona State University in Tempe, and colleagues analyzed data from middle-aged female rats that underwent ovariectomy surgery; gradual ovarian follicular depletion with 4-vinylcyclohexene-diepoxide (leading to results resembling those in non-surgically menopausal women); gradual ovarian follicular depletion with 4-vinylcyclohexene-diepoxide treatment followed by ovariectomy; or sham surgery. Rats were then given a battery of cognitive tests.

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