Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Hormone Replacement Therapy Safer for Younger Women?

A best evidence review by Medscape indicates that "perspectives on hormone replacement therapy have undergone a dramatic change in the last decade, and current recommendations call for using hormone therapy at the lowest dose and shortest duration possible in order to treat menopausal symptoms. While many women have grown reticent to use hormone therapy even in the presence of severe menopausal symptoms, the current study suggests that the cardiac risk associated with hormone therapy may not be as significant among younger women." For the Medscape article, click here. (registration required). For the original article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that analyzes the longer term stats, click here.

1 comment:

Kate said...

http://www.thenewsroom.com/details/596725/Healthc?_id=wom=kg-jlt some people dont seem to care if it is safe.