HRT can 'cut heart attack deaths'

"HRT can cut heart attack risk, study shows," The Guardian reported today, while the Daily Telegraph said that women should "'no longer be worried' about taking HRT to combat symptoms of the menopause".

The story is based on research which found that recently menopausal women who took hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for 10 years were less likely to die or suffer heart failure or heart attack than women who had never taken it. The study also found that HRT was not associated with any increase in the risk of breast cancer, stroke or deep vein thrombosis.


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