HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY SAFE FOR SHORT TERM USE: HARVARD MED SCHOOL

Sep 13, 2017

By Jane Brown

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Hormone replacement therapy has been one of the most contentious topics in women’s health.

Hormonal drugs were routinely used after menopause to combat osteoporosis, hot flashes, and other unpleasant symptoms such as vaginal dryness — but research revealed they can also lead to blood clots and certain types of cancer.

But new research from Harvard Medical School involving more than 25,000 postmenopausal women shows that short-term treatment of hormone replacement therapy did not lead to an increased risk of early death when compared to placebo therapy.

You can read about the study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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