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Long-term hormonal contraceptive use linked to increased brain tumor risk

January 22, 2015

There may be an increased risk for the development of a rare tumor, glioma of the brain, among premenopausal women taking a hormonal contraceptive for at least 5 years, according to recent study findings published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

According to a press release, little is known about the causes of certain brain tumors, but some evidence exists that hormonal contraceptives increase the risk for certain cancers.

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Weight loss increased FSH levels in overweight postmenopausal women

January 21, 2015
In postmenopausal women who are overweight, weight loss led to small increases in follicle-stimulating hormone, according to research published in Obesity. The effect…
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Bioavailable testosterone affected fat distribution during menopause

January 16, 2015
Bioavailable testosterone could play a key role in the redistribution of visceral and subcutaneous fat in the central abdominal region in women during menopause…
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Testosterone levels associated with sexual function in older men

January 13, 2015
Sexual desire, erectile function and sexual activity were all consistently, independently and positively associated with free and total testosterone levels among older…
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