Study finds no benefit or harm for heart with hormone therapy early in menopause

July 28, 2014 9:47 PM

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A landmark study years ago found hormone therapy after menopause increases women’s chances of breast cancer, stroke and heart attack. But some research hinted the therapy might be good for hearts if women started it at a younger age closer to menopause. A new study suggests it isn’t helpful, but isn’t harmful either.

Diane Park started hormone therapy at age 50 as soon as she became menopausal. She’s tried to stop taking it.

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