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University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center
Publish Date: 08/04/00
Media Contact: AHC Public Relations, (513) 558-4553
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UC Seeks Postmenopausal Women for New Study

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.

Falls 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.

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