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Hormone Therapy May Benefit Some Women's Hearts

Findings Come With Caveats continued...

“All these things mean that the study doesn’t really provide useful information,” Chlebowski says.

Other experts agree.

“Overall, the number of clinical events was far too small to provide reassurance about the risks of stroke, heart attack, blood clots, or cancer with hormone therapy, and the findings should not be used to support the use of long-term hormone therapy for chronic disease prevention,” says JoAnn E. Manson, MD, DrPH, chief of the division of preventive medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

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