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The immune system and aging: a review
In this review, an attempt is made to summarize the current knowledge on how the immune system is affected by the aging process.
Understanding weight gain at menopause
There is strong evidence that estrogen therapy may partly prevent this menopause-related change in body composition and the associated metabolic sequelae and further studies are required to identify the women most likely to gain metabolic benefit from menopausal hormone therapy in order to develop evidence-based clinical recommendations.
Prevalence of sexual dysfunction in a cohort of middle-aged women: influences of menopause and hormone replacement therapy
Sexual dysfunction affects more than 51% of middle-aged women who are sexually active and increases with age, and Ovarian function and HRT significantly influence sexual activity.
Tolerability of different oral iron supplements: a systematic review
Extended-release ferrous sulfate with mucoproteose appears to be the best tolerated of the different oral iron supplements evaluated and is considered a strength in tolerability studies.
Influence of high-intensity training and of dietetic and anthropometric factors on menstrual cycle disorders in ballet dancers
In ballet dancers, high-intensity training was associated with late onset of menarche, menstrual disorders, lower weight and height development, and abnormal feeding behaviors.
Atherogenic metabolic profile in PCOS patients: role of obesity and hyperandrogenism
Serum fasting insulin, glucose, HOMA-IR, TG and HDL were significantly higher in women with PCOS compared to controls and hyperandrogenic women showed the most atherogenic lipid profiles, indicating obesity but not overweight in PCOS is associated with dyslipidemia.
Supplementation during pregnancy: beliefs and science
Clinicians should make a plan for appropriate supplementation and prophylaxis/treatment of nutritional and other needs, and consider adequate intake of calcium, iodine, vitamin D, folate, and iron, and prolonged-released ferrous sulfate presents the lowest incidence of overall and gastrointestinal adverse events.