Hysterectomy, the ovaries and dementia

A link between removing the ovaries and dementia?

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic compared a group of women who had their ovaries out before menopause for reasons other than cancer with a group of similar women who didn’t have their ovaries out. The women who’d had their ovaries out had a higher risk of developing several neurological problems “” including dementia, cognitive impairment and parkinsonism, which is related to Parkinson’s disease “” than women who hadn’t had their ovaries out.

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