Menopause Hormone Therapy Found to Delay Type 2 Diabetes
Although menopausal hormone therapy is not approved for the prevention of type 2 diabetes because of its complex balance of risks and benefits, it should not be withheld from women with increased risk of type 2 diabetes who seek treatment for menopausal symptoms, according to Franck Mauvais-Jarvis, MD.
“During the menopause transition, women accumulate metabolic disturbances, including visceral obesity, systemic inflammation, insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, and hypertension,” Dr. Mauvais-Jarvis, director of the Tulane Diabetes Research Program at Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, said at the Annual World Congress on Insulin Resistance, Diabetes & Cardiovascular Disease. “They also lose muscle mass. Some of these abnormalities are partially explained by chronological aging, but they are also caused by estrogen deficiency. There’s a synergism between aging and estrogen deficiency.”
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