The latest news on HRT
Rare disease, hospital quality, and hormone replacement therapy for women
But that blanket recommendation makes me cringe as much as the over-hyping of risks.
The latest findings on hormone replacement therapy aren't as strange as they first appear.
Good news, bad news: The latest is that they appear to protect your eyes against age-related macular degeneration.
Here's a good example of why studies can be so frustrating to apply to real life.
New research on participants in the Women's Health Initiative study who underwent combined estrogen-progestin therapy shows a slightly increased risk of cancer for menopausal women after they stopped hormone replacement therapy about three years ago. But those results should be interpreted with caution, says U.S. News Health Editor Bernadine Healy, since the differences are quite small in absolute terms and could disappear over time. In related news, HRT also increases the risk of having an abnormal mammogram or breast biopsy.