Hormone therapy for younger women may not increase CHD risk during 5-7 years follow-up, but stroke risk was increased independent of age

October 2007
Evidence Based Medicine;Oct2007, Vol. 12 Issue 5, p137
Academic Journal
The article presents the author's perspective on the study "Postmenopausal hormone therapy (HT) and risk of cardiovascular disease by age and years since menopause." The author contends that the study showed that no justification exist for initiation of HT in older asymptomatic women as a preventive health strategy. He remarks that the study suggest that women less that 60 years of age who use HT in the menopausal transition are not at increased risk of breast cancer, heart attack or stroke.


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