Sex Roles (2009) 60:444–446 DOI 10.1007/s11199-008-9524-1 BOOK REVIEW Clearing up the Confusion on Estrogen and the Brain? A First Step The Effects of Estrogen on Brain Function. Edited by Natalie Rasgon, Baltimore, Maryland, The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006, 180 pp, Hardcover, $49.95, ISBN 0–8018–8282–6 Julie A. Dumas Published online: 7 August 2008 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2008 Since the early termination of the Woman’s Health findings from estrogen research. In the last century, life Initiative (WHI) study in 2002, the popular press periodi- expectancy for women has increased from approximately cally highlights the newest research from estrogen studies 50 to 80 while the age of menopause has remained the in postmenopausal women. One article may describe the same, around age 51. Women will now be living approx- association between combined estrogen and progesterone imately one third of their lifetimes in the postmenopausal use and increased breast cancer risk, while the next article phase. Thus, knowledge of the effects of hormone describes how estrogen alone can be protective against withdrawal and hormone therapy is important to understand breast cancer. In addition, the negative findings are often for all body systems including the brain. In addition, the highlighted
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