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Menopause is the time in a woman's life when her period stops. It usually occurs naturally, most often after age 45. Menopause happens because the woman's ovary stops producing the hormones estrogen and progesterone.
Dairy products ineffective in preventing bone loss or fractures during menopause transition

Dairy products ineffective in preventing bone loss or fractures during menopause transition

Researchers investigate the early development of ovarian cancer

Researchers investigate the early development of ovarian cancer

Women and older adults still vastly underrepresented in cholesterol drug trials

Women and older adults still vastly underrepresented in cholesterol drug trials

Study uncovers the role of DNA repair in preserving egg quality

Study uncovers the role of DNA repair in preserving egg quality

MU researchers examine how menopause can impact cognitive function

MU researchers examine how menopause can impact cognitive function

Hop supplements used by menopausal women are not likely to cause drug interactions

Hop supplements used by menopausal women are not likely to cause drug interactions

Gene variants can increase risk of schizophrenia, shows study

Gene variants can increase risk of schizophrenia, shows study

Discovery of new type of immune cell in breast ducts

Discovery of new type of immune cell in breast ducts

Many cells in human uterus carry 'cancer-driving' mutations that arise early in life

Many cells in human uterus carry 'cancer-driving' mutations that arise early in life

Socioeconomics associated with metabolic syndrome, and osteopenia in postmenopausal women

Socioeconomics associated with metabolic syndrome, and osteopenia in postmenopausal women

Evolutionary biologists see menopause as a genetic anomaly created by human behavior

Evolutionary biologists see menopause as a genetic anomaly created by human behavior

Reprimo gene may play a role in menopause-related weight gain

Reprimo gene may play a role in menopause-related weight gain

Physical activity beneficial for mental well-being in middle-aged women despite menopausal status

Physical activity beneficial for mental well-being in middle-aged women despite menopausal status

Teeth record past stresses in life, study finds

Teeth record past stresses in life, study finds

Adverse childhood experiences associated with executive dysfunction post-surgical menopause

Adverse childhood experiences associated with executive dysfunction post-surgical menopause

Woman's risk for negative mood, executive dysfunction after ovary removal linked to childhood adversity

Woman's risk for negative mood, executive dysfunction after ovary removal linked to childhood adversity

Weight gain could lower woman’s chances of getting breast cancer before menopause

Weight gain could lower woman’s chances of getting breast cancer before menopause

Postmenopausal breast cancer and the benefit of genetic testing

Postmenopausal breast cancer and the benefit of genetic testing

Family history elevates heart disease mortality risk in women who had premature removal of ovaries

Family history elevates heart disease mortality risk in women who had premature removal of ovaries

Menopause age not associated with heart disease finds study

Menopause age not associated with heart disease finds study