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Free Webinar on Natural Management of Menopausal Symptoms


June 28, 2012
By Maria DiDanieli

June 20, San Clemente, Calif. – Metagenics, Inc., a nutrigenomics and lifestyle medicine
company, announced that it will be hosting a free webinar for health care professionals
on July 16, 2012 at 9 a.m. PST to address menopause relief using a whole
systems approach entitled “Scientific Breakthroughs in
the Natural Management of Menopausal Symptoms.

The Metagenics University
webinar will be presented by Deanna Minich, PhD, FACN, CNS, Vice President of
Scientific Affairs at Metagenics.

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An estimated 6,000 women in the U.S. reach
menopause every day (two million annually). But symptoms typically begin in the
phase known as perimenopause, which can last anywhere from two to 10 years. A
wide range of vasomotor, physical, and psychological symptoms can negatively
affect a woman’s quality of life on a daily basis in perimenopause and well
into postmenopause.

“Topping the list of menopausal
complaints are hot flashes and night sweats, two vasomotor symptoms that can
occur any time of day. Some women may experience 10 or more moderate to severe
hot flashes in a single day," said Dr. Minich, who is a practicing
research clinician and frequently lectures to professionals on advancements in
women's health approaches. “Well-designed clinical studies have demonstrated
that a novel rhubarb extract known as ERr 731™provides effective relief for
menopausal hot flashes that is comparable to conventional hormone therapies,
but without the associated potential forserious adverse events.”

Due to their well-known risks,
hormone therapies are not recommended as a long-term approach—and are primarily
indicated for moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms in postmenopausal women
under age 60. And natural approaches—such as soy/clover isoflavones, hops, flax
lignans or black cohosh—may offer a higher degree of safety for both peri- and
postmenopausal use, but have shown a varying degree of clinical success and
lack adequate scientific support that demonstrates a high degree of efficacy.

The webinar will include a
discussion on ERr 731, one of the most thoroughly researched phytoestrogen
selective estrogen receptor modulators (phytoSERMs) to date.ERr 731 is a novel
extract of Siberian rhubarb root and the key ingredient in Metagenics’
Estrovera dietary supplement. In published clinical studies, ERr 731 has been
shown to:

·       
significantly reduce the number and severity of menopausal hot flashes and
night sweats compared to placebo

·       
significantly relieve (compared to placebo) a wide range of other menopausal
symptoms, including sleep disturbances, poor mood, physical and emotional
exhaustion, joint and muscle complaints, and urogenital symptoms

·             
be well-tolerated and produce no
clinically relevant changes in safety parameters—including gynecological
findings, vital parameters, and laboratory safety parameters after 108 weeks of
clinical observation.

ERr 731 contains no estrogen, and
all active constituents of this extract of a garden rhubarb relative have been
identified as hydroxystilbenes, primarily rhaponticin. Multiple in vitro and in
vivo studies for toxicology and metabolism also demonstrate a high degree of
predicted safety.

“The observed clinical benefits of ERr 731 appear to be
related to modulation of estrogen receptor beta in estrogen sensitive tissue as
demonstrated in laboratory studies” said Joseph J. Lamb, MD, Director of
Intramural Clinical Research at Metagenics. “Health care professionals in Europe have been successfully recommending ERr 731 since
1993—with over 60 million doses and no serious adverse events reported to
date.”

Because menopause symptoms can be
heavily influenced by lifestyle choices, the webinar will also include
lifestyle modification strategies that not only help alleviate symptoms but
promote overall health as well. Menopause is an ideal time for women to adopt
habits—including healthy eating, appropriate nutritional supplementation (e.g.,
bone nutrition), and regular exercise—that help maintain body composition, bone
density, cardiovascular health, blood sugar balance, and cognitive health.

"A focus on these areas of
health is critical in any discussion on menopause," said Dr. Minich.
"It's important to provide guidance for proactive health maintenance so
female patients can live their lives to the fullest."

 

Click here to register
for the “Scientific Breakthroughs in
the Natural Management of Menopausal Symptoms
” webinar that will
take place on July 16, 2012 at 9a.m. PST.

 

 


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