DOES LIFETIME EXPOSURE TO ESTROGEN AFFECT RISK OF STROKE?
People with a higher cumulative estrogen exposure throughout their life may have a lower risk of stroke, according to a new study published in the February 1, 2023, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
The lower risk was found for both ischemic stroke and intracerebral hemorrhage.
Our study suggests that higher estrogen levels due to a number of reproductive factors, including a longer reproductive life span and using hormone therapy or contraceptives, are linked to a lower risk of ischemic stroke and intracerebral hemorrhage,” said study author Peige Song, PhD, of the Zhejiang University School of Medicine in Hangzhou, China.
“These findings might help with new ideas for stroke prevention, such as considering screenings for people who have a short lifetime exposure to estrogen.”
122,939 postmenopausal female participants
The study involved 122,939 postmenopausal female participants with a median age of 58 living in China wit ...
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