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Older Women Advised Not To Take Hormone Therapy
2012-05-31 04:25:01

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Letter grades can be seen in schools, restaurants, and, now, even medical treatments. The U.S. Preventive Task Force recently gave hormone replacement therapy a grade D recommendation. The panel released a recommendation that women who are healthy and past menopause should not use hormone replacement therapy to decrease chances of dementia, bone fractures, and heart disease. According to CBS News, hormone replacement therapy is usually given to women who...

2012-05-29 11:56:32

A great deal has been learned in the decade since the first results from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) were published on July 9, 2002. The WHI was the largest and longest trial of postmenopausal women using hormone therapy (HT). The 27,000 women were prescribed estrogen-alone therapy, estrogen-progestogen therapy, or a placebo for 5 to 7 years, respectively. Researchers expected to find that hormones prevented chronic conditions of aging in women, including heart disease. Instead,...

Menopause Map Helps Women Navigate Treatment
2012-05-01 08:17:21

Nationwide poll found 7 out of 10 women suffering from menopausal symptoms are not treated Women going through menopause now have a first-of-its-kind interactive guide to help them better understand their menu of treatment options, including whether hormone therapy may be right for them. The Endocrine Society and its Hormone Health Network today released the "Menopause Map," an online tool to help women and their doctors discuss which hormonal and non-hormonal treatment options would be...

2012-04-04 09:29:30

A study in this week's PLoS Medicine suggests that increasing height and, among women who have never taken menopausal hormone therapy, increased body mass index are risk factors for developing ovarian cancer. These findings are important as in high income countries, the average height and average body mass index of women have increased by about 1 cm and 1 kg/m2 respectively per decade. These findings suggest that if all other factors that affect ovarian cancer risk had remained constant,...

2012-03-16 11:07:30

Menopausal hormone therapy and breast cancer risk: Emerging evidence from randomized trials In the past decade, results from large prospective cohort studies and the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) randomized placebo-controlled hormone therapy trials have substantially changed thoughts about how estrogen alone and estrogen plus progestin influence the risk of breast cancer, according to a review published TK in the Journal of The National Cancer Institute. Although hormone therapy is...


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