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Estrogen Across the Lifespan and Alzheimer’s Disease

  • J. Galen Buckwalter
  • Victor W. Henderson
Part of the Medical Science Symposia Series book series (MSSS, volume 11)

Abstract

It has long been argued whether sex differences in cognitive functioning are due to the perinatal organizing effects of gonadal steroid hormones, to activating effects of hormones during the lifespan, to both, or to neither. Recent studies offer compelling support for an ongoing effect of estrogen throughout the lifespan.

Keywords

Nerve Growth Factor Basal Forebrain Estrogen Replacement Therapy Dendritic Spine Density Irregular Menstrual Cycle 
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  • J. Galen Buckwalter
  • Victor W. Henderson

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