Evaluating risks of post-menopausal hormone therapy

    Millions of women opt for hormone replacement therapy to treat the symptoms of menopause and continue that treatment post-menopause. Many women opt out because of the possible risks that hormones add for heart disease and cancer. A study published in the June issue of the American Journal of Cardiology finds a simple test could tell women whether or not hormones are increasing their chances for a heart attack. From WHYY’s Health and Science Desk, Kerry Grens reports.

    Millions of women opt for hormone replacement therapy to treat the symptoms of menopause and continue that treatment post-menopause. Many women opt out because of the possible risks that hormones add for heart disease and cancer. A study published in the June issue of the American Journal of Cardiology finds a simple test could tell women whether or not hormones are increasing their chances for a heart attack. From WHYY’s Health and Science Desk, Kerry Grens reports.

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