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Women's Brain Alters Permanently Once They Experience Pregnancy and Motherhood

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on May 27, 2015 at 9:36 AM
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Women's Brain Alters Permanently Once They Experience Pregnancy and Motherhood

Not just the body, but a women's brain also undergoes changes during pregnancy and motherhood. A new research conducted by Dr. Liisa Galea, at the University of British Columbia, has revealed that previous motherhood alters cognition and neuroplasticity in response to hormone therapy.

The study explained that estradiol-based hormone therapy may have more beneficial effects, while estrone-based therapy may have more detrimental effect on cognition and dementia risk in women.

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Dr. Galea said, "Hormones have a profound impact on minds and pregnancy is a life-changing event, resulting in marked alterations in the psychology and physiology of a woman, so these factors should be taken into account when treating brain disorders in women."

These research findings were presented at the 9th Annual Canadian Neuroscience Meeting.

Source: Medindia
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