Estrogen Therapy May Raise Alzheimer's Risk

Estrogen pills appear to slightly increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia in postmenopausal women, a study found, echoing recent findings involving estrogen-progestin supplements. The findings contradict the long-held belief that estrogen pills can help keep older women's minds sharp. Women who used estrogen faced a 38 percent increased risk of developing dementia or forgetfulness. Estrogen-only pills have also been linked to uterine cancer. Because of that,...

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