It was the summer of 2002 when the news about hormone replacement therapy (HRT) shook us to the core.
In what felt like a bomb dropped on all womankind, the U.S. federal government halted the hormone trial of the Women's Health Initiative early – a study designed to evaluate the risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy on disease prevention.
The reason: Not only had HRT failed to be the protective fountain of youth doctors and women had long since believed, evidence was mounting that...
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