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  1. Heart-Healthy Benefits of Hormones After Menopause Called Into Question

    March 13, 2000 (Anaheim, Calif.) -- Another major scientific study has failed to show that hormone replacement -- or estrogen replacement therapy -- offers a benefit to postmenopausal women. In this latest investigation, neither estrogen nor estrogen combined with a progestin slowed the progression

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  2. Estrogen Each Day May Keep Low Mood, Poor Memory Away

    March 8, 2000 (New York) -- The female hormone estrogen may affect women's moods and preserve their mental abilities as they age. In a review article in the February issue of Psychiatric Annals, researchers say that though the data are not conclusive, recent studies have shown that estrogen also may

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  3. Soy Preparations Not the Holy Grail For Controlling Hot Flashes

    March 7, 2000 (Lake Worth, Fla.) - Soy preparations do not seem to be the long-sought Holy Grail for controlling menopausal symptoms, particularly hot flashes, a new study shows. The study, from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., compared soy tablets against a placebo (sugar pill) and found little

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  4. Natural Alternatives to Hormone Therapy

    Protection against uterine cancer vs. the risk of breast cancer. The decision to take estrogen and progesterone supplements can be daunting. In the world of women's health, it could be the decision of decisions: Should I take hormone replacement therapy? The considerations can be so deep, and the sc

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  5. Hormone Replacement Therapy: One Size Does Not Fit All

    Jan. 25, 2000 (Los Angeles) -- The finding that hormone replacement therapy (HRT), especially preparations that combine estrogen and progestin, may increase the risk of breast cancer presents women with an agonizing decision: continue taking HRT and live with an increased cancer risk, or stop taking

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  6. Reassurances Offered to Women Fearful of Gaining Weight on Hormone Replacement Therapy

    Jan. 7, 2000 (Los Angeles) -- Women reluctant to use hormone replacement therapy (HRT) due to fears that they'll gain weight can put their minds at ease, say Boston researchers. They found that menopausal women on HRT weigh less and have less body fat than those not taking hormone replacement. The s

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  7. One-Third of Menopausal Women Still Undecided About Using Hormone Replacement Therapy

    Dec. 10, 1999 (Minneapolis) -- If you're a woman in midlife and are still undecided about using hormone pills, you're not alone. According to a new study, one-third of women who are experiencing menopause have not made up their minds about using hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Another research te

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  8. Hormone Replacement Patch Effective in Postmenopausal Women

    Nov. 17, 1999 (Atlanta) -- The use of a combination skin patch -- delivering the sex hormones estrogen and progestin together -- is more effective than the use of an estrogen-only patch in preventing well-recognized complications from estrogen-only hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in postmenopausal

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  9. Combination Hormone Therapy Offers Greater Benefit for Postmenopausal Women

    Nov. 17, 1999 (Atlanta) -- Uterine bleeding caused by estrogen replacement in postmenopausal women decreased when a second sex hormone was added to hormone replacement therapy (HRT), according to a study in a recent issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The study supports current science recognizing t

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  10. Another Win for Estrogen Therapy: May Help Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

    Researcher Robert Greene, MD, tells WebMD that he believes the blood flow decreases are a "triggering event" for Alzheimer?s -- meaning that they may contribute to onset of the disease. When the brain doesn?t receive enough blood, minor injuries occur that can lead to death of the brain cells and ag

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