February 14, 2006
The Estrogen Picture Gets Fuzzier
...so says the Post.
Estrogen does not increase the risk of heart disease for women in their fifties and may even be protective, according to a new analysis that reassures women it is safe to use the hormone for short-term relief of hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause.
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The findings are the latest development in a long, often confusing history of hormone use during and after menopause. Millions of women stopped taking estrogen after earlier research concluded it was dangerous. The new findings should ease their concerns about heart disease, experts said.
[Disclosure: My old firm, which still employs me in a consulting role, has involvement in the defense of the litigation. I did not and do not have any involvement in that litigation.]
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