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Could a longer reproductive period put women at greater risk for Alzheimer disease?

Estrogen has been thought to play a role in a woman’s risk of developing Alzheimer disease (AD). A new study has taken a different approach to identifying risk factors for AD by examining the association between a woman’s reproductive life span as an indicator of endogenous estrogen exposure and levels of cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers. Study results are published online in Menopause.