Optimal Health Medical Blog

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The Risks of Hormone Replacement Therapy

On April 18, 2002 the front page of the New York Times ran a story about the increasing evidence that synthetic hormone replacement therapy as it is widely practiced in this country has real risks, while the benefits are being increasingly thrown into question. Later this summer a large-scale national study was stopped when preliminary evidence of an increased risk of breast cancer was found. We have long advocated the use of natural hormones for women who choose hormone replacement therapy.