Hormone therapy for menopause doesn't protect against heart disease

March 10, 2015 7:05 PM

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Hormone therapy for menopause doesn't protect against heart disease

Hormone replacement therapy does not protect post-menopausal women against cardiovascular disease, and may even cause an increased risk of stroke, according to new evidence published today.

Hormone therapy, or HRT, is widely used for controlling menopausal symptoms. It has also been used for the prevention of cardiovascular disease in post-menopausal women. The latest evidence, published by the Cochrane Library, looked at the effects of using hormone therapy for at least six months and...

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