Can estrogen play a significant role in the prevention of Alzheimer's disease?

Abstract

In women the abrupt decline estrogen levels at menopause may be associated with cognitive deficits and increased risk for Alzheimer's disease (AD); estrogen replacement therapy may reduce this risk. Animal studies indicate that estrogen modulates neurotransmitter systems, regulates synaptogenesis, and is neuroprotective. These beneficial effects occur in… (More)

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@article{Kesslak2002CanEP, title={Can estrogen play a significant role in the prevention of Alzheimer's disease?}, author={J Patrick Kesslak}, journal={Journal of neural transmission. Supplementum}, year={2002}, volume={62}, pages={227-39} }