In her report last week, Health Reporter Erin Billups explained that researchers believe menopause may be a major cause of Alzheimer's disease, which may explain why women outnumber men two to one in diagnosis. Now there's work underway aimed at lowering everyone's risk for the disease.
Dr. Lisa Mosconi, featured in the related piece on Alzheimer’s about its potential link to menopause, says women in their 40s and 50s should begin eating foods rich in phytoestrogens.
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More on phytoestrogens: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2781234/