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Why did menopause evolve?

To explain menopause, any hypothesis needs a plausible evolutionary scenario. It is reasonable to assume that the chimp/human common ancestor ...
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Menopause might be a tipping point for Alzheimer’s for millions of women

Estrogen is the master regulator of metabolism in the youthful female brain, orchestrating everything from glucose transport and uptake to ...
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‘Grandmother hypothesis’ may explain why killer whales and humans evolved menopause

There's a rare human trait that doesn't often make it into debates about what makes our species unique: menopause. Humans ...
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Why do women make up two-thirds of Alzheimer’s patients? The answer may be found in menopause

Two-thirds of all Alzheimer’s patients are women. Why? It has often been posited that this is because women live longer ...
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Menopausal hormone therapy linked to breast cancer risk—even after patients stop taking drugs

A sweeping new analysis adds to the evidence that many women who take hormone therapy during menopause are more likely ...