Sexual hormone oestradiol protects female brain in mid-life

How do sex hormones and body weight affect emotional and cognitive well-being? To answer this question, a team of scientists led by Rachel Zsido and Julia Sacher analysed the data of 974 participants from a large population-based study by the Leipzig Research Centre for Civilization Diseases (LIFE). The researchers found that sex hormone oestradiol plays a crucial role in keeping the structure of networks in the female brain structurally intact and the memory healthy, especially in mid-life.

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