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Ovaries and Dementia

June 20, 2008


Every day up to two-thousand women have hysterectomies. Many of these women also choose to have their ovaries taken out at the same time to remove their risk of ovarian cancer. But for younger women who are not at high risk for ovarian cancer, doctors at Mayo Clinic are saying, "not so fast." Two studies show that keeping your ovaries until after menopause may protect you from memory problems and Parkinson's disease.