Cincinnati--Researchers in the University of Cincinnati (UC)
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/Gyn) are looking for
postmenopausal women to participate in a study designed to determine if
estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) improves their balance.
and resulting fractures have a significant impact on the mortality of
older women and interestingly, a woman's chances of falling begins to
rise at age 45 and peaks at age 55-59. "The probability of falling
coincides with decreasing levels of estrogen, and may contribute to
poor posture in these women," says principal investigator Jared Robins,
MD, clinical fellow in reproductive endocrinology, OB/Gyn Department,
at the UC College of Medicine.
Eligible participants who complete
the study may receive estrogen or a placebo. Each participant will be
seen four times during a six month period to test balance, strength,
and brain blood flow and will be compensated for their time. For more information or to find out if you qualify for this study, call (513) 558-2955.