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March 2010 Br J Cardiol 2010;17:59-61

Hormone replacement therapy and heart disease risk in younger women 

BJ Cardio Staff

Abstract

The increase in risk of around 29% during the first two years of use, disappeared after six years of use, and with longer use there appeared to be a possible cardioprotective effect of HRT.OK The researchers say the results should not affect current recommendations for women to take HRT, if required, to relieve menopausal symptoms, but to use it at the lowest dose and for the shortest time possible. The analysis is published in the February 16th issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine (Ann Intern Med 2010;152:211–17). The results of this new WHI analysis appear to be in conflict with a recent statement from the International Menopause Soci

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