The Estrogen Dilemma


Should be of great interest to women.

“Why did my primary-care physician give me an antidepressant when I could have had something simple, like estrogen?” she asked. “Why don’t they know?”....
“Sixty-eight percent of all victims of Alzheimer’s are women. Is it just because they live longer? Let’s say it is, for purposes of discussion. Let’s say it’s just because these ladies get old. Do we just say, ‘Who cares?’ and move them into a nursing home? Or alternatively, maybe they are telling us something.” -- Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton
There is a great article in the New York Times magazine that I want to bring to the attention of women. Women that read this blog, their friends and children.
This article cuts across a broad spectrum of diseases, but is focused on hormones, estrogen and something called the timing hypothesis.

 
Original content Bob DeMarco, the Alzheimer's Reading Room