Effect of estrogen on cerebral glucose metabolism in postmenopausal women

J. L. Eberling, Bruce R Reed, J. E. Coleman, W. J. Jagust

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Abstract

PET was used to evaluate the effect of estrogen use on regional cerebral glucose metabolism in postmenopausal women. Women receiving estrogen replacement therapy (ERT+), women not receiving estrogen (ERT-), and women with AD were studied. The ERT- group showed metabolic ratios that were intermediate to the ERT+ and AD groups, although they did not show any signs of cognitive impairment. These findings show an effect of estrogen depletion on brain metabolic activity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)875-877
Number of pages3
JournalNeurology
Volume55
Issue number6
StatePublished - Sep 26 2000

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  • Neuroscience(all)

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    Eberling, J. L., Reed, B. R., Coleman, J. E., & Jagust, W. J. (2000). Effect of estrogen on cerebral glucose metabolism in postmenopausal women. Neurology, 55(6), 875-877.