β-Estradiol

May 02, 2005
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β- Estradiol is an estrogen, or female hormone. It may have neuroprotective effects for Parkinson's disease patients; however, the mechanism of neuroprotection is unclear. A recent study suggests that age-related decreases in the brain's sensitivity to estrogens may be linked with certain menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes.

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