Benefits Of Hormone Therapy For Menopausal Women Reevaluated
BOSTON — Some experts are rethinking their reluctance about the use of hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women.
Ten years ago, a major study, called the Women’s Health initiative, concluded that the benefits of hormone replacement thereapy were outweighed by risks, such as breast cancer. The findings then led to a drop in the use of Hormone Replacement Therapy.
On Tuesday, a revision of that report came out, and it reassesses the research. Doctor Joann Manson, a principal investigator on the first study and co-author of the update, joins Morning Edition.