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Hormone replacement therapy and cognitive performance in postmenopausal women - a review by cognitive domain

Low, Lee-Fay; Anstey, Kaarin


Laboratory, animal and neuroimaging evidences suggest that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may be beneficial to human cognition. This systematic review includes 26 studies on the association between HRT and cognition and 17 studies on HRT and risk of dementia. It was hypothesised that HRT would have a positive association with cognitive speed and verbal memory and possibly visual memory but not with executive functioning, and would be associated with a decreased risk of dementia. Evidence for...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
DOI: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2005.05.003


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