Estradiol interacts with the cholinergic system to affect verbal memory in postmenopausal women: Evidence for the critical period hypothesis

@article{Dumas2008EstradiolIW,
  title={Estradiol interacts with the cholinergic system to affect verbal memory in postmenopausal women: Evidence for the critical period hypothesis},
  author={Julie A. Dumas and Catherine A Hancur-Bucci and Magdalena R. Naylor and Cynthia K. Sites and Paul A. Newhouse},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  year={2008},
  volume={53},
  pages={159-169}
}
Estradiol has been shown to interact with the cholinergic system to affect cognition in postmenopausal women. This study further investigated the interaction of estradiol and cholinergic system functioning on verbal memory and attention in two groups of healthy younger (ages 50-62) and older (ages 70-81) postmenopausal women. Twenty-two postmenopausal women were randomly and blindly placed on 1 mg of 17-beta estradiol orally for 1 month then 2 mg for 2 months or matching placebo pills after… CONTINUE READING
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