Cognitive performance in surgically menopausal women on estrogen

Joe Verghese, G. Kuslansky, M. J. Katz, M. Sliwinski, H. A. Crystal, H. Buschke, R. B. Lipton

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Estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) may help maintain normal cognitive function. Nondemented surgically menopausal women on ERT (n = 10) enrolled in a longitudinal aging study performed better than age- and education-matched control subjects (n = 25) on selected tests of verbal memory and constructional ability. These results suggest that ERT initiated soon after surgical menopause can have long-term neuroprotective effects in cognitively intact women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)872-874
Number of pages3
Issue number6
StatePublished - Sep 26 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Neurology


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