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HRT use and long-term mortality

In a new study, published in JAMA, scientists report that among postmenopausal women, hormone therapy was not associated with risk of … read more

expert reaction to review of the health effects of natural alternatives to oestrogen therapy

A review of published evidence on the health effects of plant-derived compounds (phytoestrogens) similar in structure to oestrogen is published in the British Journal of Pharmacology. The review reported that, when used as an alternative to hormone replacement therapy, phytostrogens had the potential for harmful effects which are not at this stage outweighed by the health benefits. read more

expert reaction to review of hormone replacement therapy and cardiovascular disease in women

An update to a review of the evidence around hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and incidence of cardiovascular disease in women has been published in the Cochrane Library. The authors report that there was no overall protective effect of HRT related to cardiovascular disease, but an increase in risk of stroke. However they report a lower risk for coronary heart disease and mortality for a subgroup of women who started treatment less than ten years after the onset of menopause. read more

the latest evidence on HRT and cardiovascular health

Hormone replacement therapy has long been a controversial subject, with different studies demonstrating complex benefits and risks associated with women taking HRT. The latest review into the evidence has been published in the Cochrane Library. The new evidence on HRT now suggests different benefits and risks according to the age of women, or how long since their menopause that they started treatment. This review adds a few more pieces to a complicated jigsaw of evidence relating to the use of HRT to treat symptoms of the menopause helping to inform women about their HRT choices. read more

HRT and breast cancer

A study in the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care found there was no clear evidence in the data it examined of a causal link between the decline in the use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and a reported fall in the numbers of new cases of breast cancer. read more

expert reaction to HRT and breast cancer

A study in the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care found there was no clear evidence in the data it examined of a causal link between the decline in the use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and a reported fall in the numbers of new cases of breast cancer. read more

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