Posts Tagged ‘HRT’

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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 […]


November 5th, 2012

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: November 5th

This week’s topics include fish consumption, omega-3 fatty acids, and cerebrovascular disease; HRT and cardiovascular disease in recently menopausal women; and more.


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 […]