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Early Bilateral Oophorectomy Is Linked to Osteoporosis and Arthritis

The Third national Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III) study recently showed that removing ovaries in women younger than 45 is associated with a subsequent doubled prevalence of osteoporosis and similarly elevated rate of arthritis, compared with women with intact ovaries. This of course, has to weighted against the risk of breast and ovarian cancer in BRCA mutation positive carriers. Women who had completed having children and have been told they need a hysterectomy for anyone of a number of gynecological problems should discuss these new findings with their doctor. Ob.Gyn. News Jan 2012.

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