Estrogen Therapy Can Save the Lives of Some Women

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By Molly Clifton

The widespread rejection of estrogen therapy during the last decade may have led to nearly 50,000 unnecessary deaths, that’s according to Yale researchers.

Hormone replacement therapy fell out of favor after a 2002 federally funded study found that it led to an increase in breast cancer, heart disease and stroke.

But Yale researchers say estrogen only therapy can save lives for post-menopausal women who have had hysterectomies.

They say the danger was for women who still had their uteruses who took estrogen combined with another hormone.

 




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