Exclusive Menopause Study Launched by Newson Health Research & Education and GlycanAge

Published: 12th November 2020

In this new recording, Dr Louise Newson welcomes Prof Gordan Lauc, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology & Founder of Genos Glycoscience Laboratory and GlycanAge, who together discuss what glycans are and how they regulate our body’s processes.

When glycans attach to antibodies, they can either have an anti-inflammatory or a pro-inflammatory function, and this is deeply influenced by our lifestyle, environmental factors and our diet, but also by changes in hormone levels in women, especially during the peri-menopausal and menopausal stage of their life. 

Dr Lauc and Dr Newson also talk about a recent study which concluded that the GlycanAge index of biological age in women increases significantly in the perimenopausal period but underlying mechanisms and the significance of this change require more research. 

GlycanAge and Newson Health Research and Education (Dr Newson’s not for profit company) are piloting a new observational study to see whether taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can prevent these changes and improve the state of your immune system and slow down the ageing processes in your body. 

Watch the recording here


We are looking for women who would be interested in taking part in a six-month-long study to analyse the impact of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) on their glycans in collaboration with GlycanAge. 


In order to join the study, you would need to be a new patient at Newson Health and conduct three GlycanAge tests - at the beginning of the study, three and six months later. Please follow the link below if you would like find out more and to be part of it. 

Join our Exclusive Menopause Study



If you're not eligible for our study (for example you are already taking HRT) but would still like to discover your biological age and see how taking HRT can reverse the process of ageing and improve the state of your immune system, follow the link below to order a test with a 15% discount.* Glycanage will donate a further 15% to The Menopause Charity for every order placed.

Get Tested

*Please note that Newson Health are not sponsored by, nor receiving any financial incentive to be involved with this study.


Newson Health Menopause and Wellbeing Centre was launched in 2018 by leading menopause specialist and GP, Dr Louise Newson. Created to help women receive the most appropriate, individualised and holistic treatment for their perimenopause and menopause, it has quickly become a centre of excellence, providing care to women of all ages, both via remote consultations and in-person at clinics in Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwickshire.

A passionate and tireless campaigner for better menopause care for all women, Dr Newson has also founded the Menopause Doctor website, The Menopause Charity, the balance app, Newson Health Research and Education and written a best-selling Haynes Manual on Menopause.

The Menopause Doctor website is a free resource providing a huge amount of unbiased, evidence based information about the menopause and perimenopause for women and healthcare professionals. The site has been adopted by the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) as an official educational library for menopause. Visit www.menopausedoctor.co.uk.

The Menopause Charity was founded in 2020, with trustees including sustainable health expert Professor Matthew Cripps and media ambassadors Davina McCall, Lorraine Kelly, Liz Earle and Meg Mathews. The charity has many exciting plans to help women and their families and colleagues with the challenges caused by the menopause, including an educational website, professionally staffed helpline and fundraising for research activities. Visit www.themenopausecharity.org.

‘balance’ is a free app that was developed to enable women to track their symptoms, access personalised expert content, share stories and lots more. Get the balance app at www.balance-app.com.

Newson Health Research and Education is a not-for-profit organisation from which all profits are invested back into the business. A Confidence in Menopause educational platform has been developed specifically for healthcare professionals and can be found at https://www.fourteenfish.com/menopause/subscribe

The Haynes Manual on Menopause is a definitive guide to help women, their partners and families cut through the plethora of misinformation and take a straightforward look at menopause. Find out more at www.newsonhealth.co.uk/resources/menopause-manual.