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June 17, 2004



Making the HRT Decision

The last five years have seen an explosion in the

amount of research on hormone replacement therapy. And, not surprisingly,

much of this research has found that not only are some of the supposed

benefits of HRT non-existent, but that HRT may actually be harmful.

For instance, an article in the Journal of the American Medical

Association in 2000 concluded that women who took the combined

treatment (estrogen and progestin) for five years were 40 percent

more likely to develop breast cancer than women taking estrogen

alone or no hormones. Yet the addition of progesterone or a synthetic

progestin is necessary to protect against the increased risk of

uterine cancer supplemental estrogen brings.

Other studies have found that HRT, once thought

to protect women from cardiovascular disease (heart attack, stroke,

etc.), may even increase a woman’s risk of suffering from a cardiovascular

problem, at least within the first few years of use.

Read More on Menopause:

Getting Started

What is Menopause?

Quiz: Is it Menopause?

Keep it SIMPLE Tip — Taking Herbs

Nutritional Therapies

Power Nutrients for Menopause


Making the HRT Decision

Who Benefits from HRT

If You Must Take HRT

JAMA Study on HRT

Weaning off HRT



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