Low-dose hormones may actually be helpful to menopausal women

The AP reports, “Starting low-dose treatment early in menopause made women feel better and did not seem to raise heart risks during the four-year study” to be presented at the North American Menopause Society meeting.

But, “the research didn’t address the risk of breast cancer, perhaps the biggest fear women have about hormones since a landmark study a decade ago.” The current study “was too small and too short for that,” the AP notes.

Because this study will be presented at a medical meeting, the data and conclusions should be viewed as preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.


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