Posts Tagged ‘hormone replacement therapy’

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July 28th, 2014

No Reduction in Atherosclerosis Progression With Menopausal Hormone Therapy

More than a decade ago the Women’s Health Study produced surprising and important results when it showed that broad use of hormone replacement therapy did not reduce cardiovascular risk in postmenopausal women. However, the study also led to speculation that hormone therapy might be beneficial when delivered closer to the time of menopause. Now a study published […]


October 1st, 2013

Long-Term Study Results Offer Broad Perspective on Hormone Therapy for Menopausal Women

More than a decade ago, the NHLBI’s Women’s Health Initiative trials overturned the conventional wisdom that hormone therapy (HT) for menopausal women helped protect women from a broad spectrum of chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease. The findings caused dramatic reductions in the use of HT but important questions remained, many involving the age or time since menopause […]


October 10th, 2012

Danish Study Gives a Boost to Hormone Replacement Therapy ‘Timing Hypothesis’

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) suffered a sharp blow a decade ago when the Women’s Health Initiative failed to show any cardiovascular benefit in women taking HRT. Despite the setback, many researchers theorized that HRT might still be beneficial in women who start HRT close to menopause. Now a study from Denmark published in BMJ lends strong support to […]