Hormone Replacement Therapy

By: Sahar El-Hodiri
By: Sahar El-Hodiri

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There's another blow against hormone replacement therapy. New research shows it should only be used for short-term relief of severe symptoms of menopause.

This after a large study finds estrogen and progestin combinations do nothing for your memory, sleeping or mental outlook.

The data come from the same study that last summer found HRT has big physical risks for any woman.

KAKE News spoke with one of the study's lead researchers who was recently in Wichita.

HRT researcher Victor Vogel says, "It doesn't matter whether she's thin or obese, smokes or doesn't smoke, or has diabetes or not. All women who take HRT are at increased risk for blood clots, heart disease, stroke and breast cancer."

Researchers say the hormones may still have benefits for some women.

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