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Hormone replacement therapy is associated with improved verbal declarative memory in healthy relatively recent postmenopausal women.

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Journal publication date01/2006
JournalAnnals of General Psychiatry
Journal numberSupple
Volume5
Pages122
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

The efficacy of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) for cognitive health in postmenopausal women has been systematically questioned during the last decade. Although epidemiological and clinical research have suggested that HRT may exert protective effects on the prophylaxis of neurodegenerative diseases and beneficial effects on cognitive function, the Women's Health Initiative Memory Study (WHIMS) contradicted these claims. The purpose of this study was to reassess the effects of HRT on cognitive function in an attempt to account for two potential confounding factors that might have generated the negative clinical findings reported by the WHIMS i.e. subjects' age and educational level.