Hormone Levels Likely Influence A Woman’s Risk Of Alzheimer’s, But How?

(By Jon Hamilton for NPR)

There’s new evidence that a woman’s levels of female sex hormones, including estrogen and progesterone, can influence her risk of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

Women are less likely to develop dementia later in life if they begin to menstruate earlier, go through menopause later, and have more than one child, researchers reported Monday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Chicago. Continue reading article here…

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