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2009-06-10 09:33:39

Older women who take hormone therapy to relieve menopausal symptoms may get the added benefit of reduced body fat if they are physically active, according to a new study. The results were presented at The Endocrine Society's 91st Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.The study provides new information on the health benefits of any type of physical activity, not just exercise, said the presenting author Poli Mara Spritzer, MD, PhD, a professor at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in...

2009-05-19 11:37:43

The risk of developing breast cancer due to taking hormone replacement therapy appears to be the same for women with a family history of the disease and without a family history, a University of Rochester Medical Center study concluded. The study, published online this week in the journal Epidemiology, adds to the evolving picture of what factors, either alone or in combination, boost breast cancer risk among postmenopausal women. It also refutes the notion, held by many in the medical...

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2009-05-12 14:42:46

A new research study suggests that as the use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has fallen in recent years, so too has the incidence of heart attacks in older women, Reuters reported. The Women's Health Initiative in 2002 reported a sharp decline in HRT use after it was found to lead to increased risk of heart attacks and other heart disease "events" among healthy postmenopausal women. The "natural experiment" caused by the dramatic decline in HRT use following the 2002 report was used to...

2009-05-05 07:00:00

Results of New Survey Presented in Poster at ACOG 2009 Annual Meeting CHICAGO, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the publication of the WHI study in 2002 and the dramatic downturn in the use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) by women for reducing menopausal and perimenopausal symptoms, a new survey reveals that healthcare providers have been largely supportive of Remifemin(R) black cohosh extract as an alternative to HRT. Results of the web-based survey of 692 women were presented this...

2009-02-23 09:59:00

Comprehensive review demonstrates bioidentical hormones are superior to synthetic HRT with greater cardiovascular benefits and reduced risk of breast cancer TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The most comprehensive analysis to date, published in the Postgraduate Medical Journal, a leading peer-reviewed publication for practicing clinicians, showed that bioidentical hormones are associated with reduced health risks and are more efficacious than their synthetic counterparts. Conducted...

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2009-01-14 16:09:04

A large study of U.S. women suggests that obese women may have a higher risk of developing ovarian cancer than their thinner counterparts. Ovarian cancer has a higher death rate than most because in the initial stages it typically has vague symptoms or none at all. A U.S. study involving more than 94,000 women between the ages of 50 and 71 who were followed for more than 7 years noted several connections between obesity and ovarian cancer. The researchers found that obese women were the most...

2008-10-31 15:00:26

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The art and science of hormone balancing vs. hormone replacement (HRT) is becoming the 'new normal' among many experts who believe that breast cancer and its risks can be prevented. According to David Zava, PH.D., biochemist/cancer researcher and co-author of the landmark book, "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Breast Cancer: How Hormone Balance Can Help Save Your Life", nearly all risk factors associated with breast cancer stem from an...

2008-10-30 09:00:11

Sales of hormone replacement therapy have declined recently due to safety concerns, giving non-hormonal drugs for menopausal symptoms an estimated revenue potential of over $535m across the US and five major EU markets in 2007. However, as current developmental drugs do not reduce symptoms substantially, their use could be limited to the minority unable to take hormone replacement therapy. Despite its certainty, women's experiences of the menopause differ considerably. While some women...

2008-10-02 18:00:06

By DR. MIRIAM STOPPARD A million women in the UK have stopped taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) thanks to scare stories based on flawed medical studies. New statistics show the number of prescriptions for HRT have fallen significantly. In 2001, doctors wrote just over six million HRT prescriptions, but experts estimate the number has now dropped to just 2.5m a year. I'm a great believer in HRT and, providing there aren't any medical reasons why you shouldn't take it, I think...

2008-08-26 15:00:18

By HILL, Ruth HORMONE replacement therapy could be "the female Viagra" for post- menopausal women, new research involving Wellington women suggests. The study, which included 2130 women in New Zealand, Australia and Britain, found those taking combined oestrogen and progestogen hormone therapy had better sex lives, improved sleep and less joint pain. Lead New Zealand researcher Beverley Lawton, director of the Women's Health Research Centre at Otago University, said the new research...


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