Study undercuts beliefs on menopausal hormone therapy

July 29, 2014 2:15 PM

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Study undercuts beliefs on menopausal hormone therapy

A study that aimed to redeem the use of menopausal hormone therapy to reduce heart disease failed to show it prevents hardening of coronary arteries in women soon after menopause.

The study, funded by the Phoenix-based Kronos Longevity Research Institute, explored the "timing hypothesis" - the supposition that hormone replacement therapy can protect women's hearts, but only if started around the so-called change of life.

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