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Why did menopause evolve?

Robert Martin | 
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

Jena Pincott | 
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

Cathleen O'Grady | 
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

Deborah Copaken | 
Two-thirds of all Alzheimer’s patients are women. Why? It has often been posited that this is because women live longer ...

Menopausal hormone therapy linked to breast cancer risk—even after patients stop taking drugs

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