Published in Women's Health Weekly, February 8th, 1999
Mice don't develop menopause as women do. But with aging, female mice lose their ovarian follicles. In aging women, degeneration of the follicles triggers menopause by cutting estrogen production. Women take estrogen supplements after menopause to suppress symptoms like hot flashes and lower the risks of osteoporosis and heart disease.
It's too early to speculate about whether scientists could extend ovarian life in women or what...
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