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SusanJ wrote:New study by Roberta Diaz Brinton's group.
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SusanJ wrote:New study by Roberta Diaz Brinton's group...
Thank you for posting that! n = 379,352 women!
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From Weill Cornell Medicine researchers, in collaboration with the University of Arizona:
All menopausal groups exhibited lower GMV in AD-vulnerable regions as compared to men, with peri-menopausal and post-menopausal groups also exhibiting lower GMV in temporal cortex as compared to the pre-menopausal group. Reproductive span, number of children and pregnancies, use of HT and HC were positively associated with GMV, chiefly in temporal cortex, frontal cortex, and precuneus, independent of age, APOE-4 status, and midlife health indicators. Although reproductive history indicators were not directly associated with cognitive measures, GMV in temporal regions was positively associated with memory and global cognition scores.
https://n.neurology.org/content/early/2 ... 0000012941

GMV is gray matter volume. HT is hormonal therapy and HC is hormonal contraceptives.

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Here's a summary of the research if you don't want to search for the paper.
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SusanJ wrote:From Weill Cornell Medicine researchers, in collaboration with the University of Arizona:
All menopausal groups exhibited lower GMV in AD-vulnerable regions as compared to men, with peri-menopausal and post-menopausal groups also exhibiting lower GMV in temporal cortex as compared to the pre-menopausal group. Reproductive span, number of children and pregnancies, use of HT and HC were positively associated with GMV, chiefly in temporal cortex, frontal cortex, and precuneus, independent of age, APOE-4 status, and midlife health indicators. Although reproductive history indicators were not directly associated with cognitive measures, GMV in temporal regions was positively associated with memory and global cognition scores.
https://n.neurology.org/content/early/2 ... 0000012941

GMV is gray matter volume. HT is hormonal therapy and HC is hormonal contraceptives.

Article behind a paywall.

Here's a summary of the research if you don't want to search for the paper.
Thanks. That's quite an interesting. I wonder if # of children and other exposures to estrogen could cancel each other out to any degree. In other words, for women who don't have children, by choice or circumstance, can HC + HT sufficiently offset the benefit that pregnancies and having children can provide? I hate to think that women should feel pressure to have a family that includes their own children in order to decrease their chances of later cognitive decline. The second link to the summary provides some hope that subsequent research will delve into that more:
"We're hoping now to get further into the details of these links between estrogen and GMV, for example by comparing the effects of surgical menopause and spontaneous menopause, and by focusing specifically on certain types of estrogen exposure, such as menopause hormone therapy," said study first author Eva Schelbaum, research assistant in Dr. Mosconi's laboratory. [Emphasis added]
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Hi all, new to this site and just wondered if anyone can recommend any Drs in the UK who understand hormones and the link to dementia (and prescribe HRT). I've been desperately trying to find someone who understands early perimenopause (itself a risk factor for dementia), only to discover I also have a copy of APOE 4...

I've checked in the recommended practitioners list but there is nothing relevant.

Thanks in advance!
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NS99 wrote: Wed Dec 22, 2021 7:21 am Hi all, new to this site and just wondered if anyone can recommend any Drs in the UK who understand hormones and the link to dementia (and prescribe HRT). I've been desperately trying to find someone who understands early perimenopause (itself a risk factor for dementia), only to discover I also have a copy of APOE 4...

I've checked in the recommended practitioners list but there is nothing relevant.

Thanks in advance!
Hello NS99 and a warm welcome to you!
Thank you so much for posting your question about physicians who are versed in potential links between dementia and early perimenopause/HRT. I'm sorry you were unable to find someone via the recommended practitioners list. One of our senior contributors suggested that Lisa Moscone’s book, The XX Brain could be a helpful resource for you and your Ob/Gyn. Other members might be able to assist you with some additional suggestions!

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Thanks so much Sue - and apologies for my slow reply, I hadn't realised you had responded!
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NS99 wrote: Mon Jan 24, 2022 6:19 am Thanks so much Sue - and apologies for my slow reply, I hadn't realised you had responded!
Hi NS99, this is from our Wiki on ApoE4 aware health providers:
Functional Medicine Associates; London, U.K.[edit]
Functional Medicine Associates are a group of experienced IFM certified practitioners with additional Bredesen and Kharrazian Institute training in dementia and Nero-cognitive issues. We use a systems biology approach, explore root causes and provide a positive pathway for people with manifestations of cognitive decline and in particular ApoE4 patients.

Website: https://www.functional-medicine.associates
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You could also use the Search function to see if there are other posts about providers in the UK. You access that just under your user name. I'd suggest entering various searches to turn up all relevant results. Good luck!
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Great, thank you Floramaria!
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