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Are hot flashes genetic?

20:00 EDT 18 Oct 2016 | AAAS

(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) Researchers may have found a clue to why some women experience hot flashes or night sweats and others don't: gene variants affecting a brain receptor regulating estrogen release and is present across all ethnicities. It appears that women who have these variants are more likely to have hot flashes.

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