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Replacing hormones

Hormone replacement therapies seek to ease transition for women nearing menopause

April 13, 2009
By KATINA TENGESDAL, Staff Writer, ktengesdal@minotdailynews.com

In July of 2002, patients and providers were warned by a Women's Health Initiative study that the use of hormone replacement therapy in postmenopausal women increased the risk of breast cancer and heart disease. Since then, subsequent studies have shown that cardiovascular risk was significantly increased only in women who started hormone-replacement more than 20 years after their menopause.

 
 

 

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